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The development and reorganization of universities and tertiary institutions

Johannesson, J. (2009) The development and reorganization of universities and tertiary institutions. In: Perren, L., Berry, A. and Clarke, I. (eds.) Perren, L, Berry, A and Clarke, I The End of the Pier? Competing Perspectives on the Challenges Facing Business and Management. London: British Academy of Management. 0954960858. (Unpublished)

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Abstract: The articles purpose is to examine the effectiveness of the higher education reforms in Uganda and assesses the fit of the organisation structures of the University and Other Tertiary Institutions Act of 2001 to the higher education strategy of the Ugandan government. The study is the first analytical case study of higher education reforms in Uganda from the contingency theory's perspective of a fit among the business environment, organisation structure and strategy the findings indicate the functional organisation structure imposed on the public universities and tertiary institutions are inappropriate but the legislation needs to be amended to address some shortcomings in its design. As parliamentary action is needed the amendments are likely to be controversial. The study may lead to changes in the legislation and improve the effectiveness of university administration in Uganda and provide some insight for other developing countries in the process of reforming their higher education sectors
Uncontrolled Keywords: Uganda, Tertiary Institutions Act 2001
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC165 Higher education and the state
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education > LB2341 Supervision and administration. Business management
L Education > LA History of education > LA410 Other regions or countries > LA1566 Uganda
Creators: Johannesson, Jokull
Editors: Perren, L, Berry, A and Clarke, I
Publisher: British Academy of Management
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Business & Law > Business and International Management (to 2010)
Faculties > Faculty of Business & Law > International Strategy & Business
Date: 15 August 2009
Date Type: Presentation
Title of Book: The End of the Pier? Competing Perspectives on the Challenges Facing Business and Management
Event Title: British Academy of Management Conference : The End of the Pier? Perspectives on the Challenges Facing Business and Management
Event Dates: 15-17 September 2009
Place of Publication: London
Event Location: Brighton Centre, Brighton
Event Type: Conference
Language: English
ISBN: 0954960858
Status: Unpublished
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/2099

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