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Title: The Perception of participation in executive governance structures in Dutch universities
Contributor(s): Huisman, J (author); de Boer, H (author); Goedegebuure, L (author)
Publication Date: 2006
DOI: 10.1007/s11233-006-9004-5
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Abstract: In 1997 a new governance act, based on the principles of New Public Management (NPM) was introduced at Dutch universities. The aims were to realise integrated management, to strengthen the position of executives at the central (executive board) and faculty (dean) levels, to introduce a Supervisory Board at the institution’s central level, and to increase the leeway for universities to design its own governance structure. This article reports on a large-scale evaluation of the governance act and focuses on student and staff participation in decision-making and on the actual appraisal of different actors within the universities (leaders, managers, staff, students) of the governance structure of their university. The empirical data reveal a mixed picture regarding the appreciation of the new governance structure, but overall—in contrast with many critical reviews of NPM in higher education—there seems to be considerable endorsement for the present situation.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Tertiary Education and Management, 12(3), p. 227-239
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: The Netherlands
ISSN: 1358-3883
Field of Research (FOR): 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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