Understanding University Organizational Culture: The Croatian Example

Understanding University Organizational Culture: The Croatian Example

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631534007
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/03/2006
Series: Beitraege zur vergleichenden Bildungsforschung / Studies in Comparative Educations Series , #9
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

The Authors: Vesna Kovač is assistant professor at the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Arts and Sciences and current president of the Croatian Society for Development of Higher Education «Universitas». Her research interest focuses on higher education policy and academic staff development.
Jasminka Ledić is full professor at the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Her research interest focuses on the history of education, civil society and higher education. She was appointed president of the Rector’s Council Committee for the procedure of university teachers promotion. She was a Fulbright Fellow at the Indiana University Bloomington School of Education (1994/95) and winner of the National Award «Ivan Filipović» for her contribution in higher education (2003).
Branko Rafajac is full professor at the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and former dean of the faculty. His research interest focuses on the sociology of education, methodology of educational research, and methodology of cultural research and statistics. He is a member of the Croatian National Council for Higher Education.

Table of Contents

Contents: Croatian universities in the national and global context – A brief introduction to the Croatian higher education – University organizational culture: definitions, typologies and influences – University as learning organization – Empirical evidence assessment of governance in higher education: decision-making, obstacles against good governance practice, Leadership efficiency, governance practice satisfaction – Are Croatian universities learning organizations? – Recommendations for outlining the University as learning organization.

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