Managerial effectiveness for a new millennium in the global higher education sector

Drew, Glenys M. & Bensley, Leanne (2001) Managerial effectiveness for a new millennium in the global higher education sector. Higher Education in Europe, 26(1), pp. 61-68.

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With the global tertiary education environment undergoing some of the most rapid changes it has experienced since the 1980s, a technology-driven new millennium is requiring an unprecedented capacity for change on a number of fronts, one of these being the way managers manage. This article discusses some of the new realities facing tertiary education organizations, one of which is a realization that "knowledge capital" is the lifeline of an organization. It ultimately vests in the people whom successful organizations will lead, motivate, develop, and value in a manner sensitive to global trends of convergent social, cultural, and organizational change. This article suggests that the effective leadership of people will return as the touchstone for success, the technological age notwithstanding, and notes recent theory on increased reliance upon organizational integrity in the form of value-based policy and practice. This article draws on management and futurist theory to suggest some of the "flexibility imperatives" in managing the potentially different-looking work force of the future.

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ID Code: 27253
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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DOI: 10.1080/03797720120054193
ISSN: 0379-7724
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 08 Sep 2009 05:28
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 13:14

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