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Title: University, Ltd: Changing a business school
Authors: Parker, Martin
First Published: 1-Mar-2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Citation: Organization, 2014, 21 (2), pp. 281-292 (12)
Abstract: This article recounts two years in the change management of a European business school. Using evidence gained whilst I was an employee, I describe the conditions and institutional mechanisms which allowed an ‘earth shattering’ change programme to take place. This involved discounting the past and claiming that anyone who is against change is either self-interested or doesn’t understand the ‘real world’. The lack of collective and successful resistance is of particular concern here, since it suggests that (in certain contexts) academics are incapable of preventing their own institutions changing around them. Exit appears to be the only choice, when loyalty is questioned and voice impossible. I conclude with some observations on the relationship between the managerial business school and the idea of the university.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1350508413502646
ISSN: 1350-5084
eISSN: 1461-7323
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2014. Licensee: SAGE. Reprints and permissions: Deposited on acceptance with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, School of Management

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