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Strategic capability development in the higher education sector

Brown, P. (2004) Strategic capability development in the higher education sector. International Journal of Educational Management. 18(7), pp. 436-445. 0951-354X.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: The research adopts a case study approach (in higher education) to investigate how strategic capabilities might be developed in an organisation through strategic management development (SMD). SMD is defined as "Management development interventions which are intended to enhance the strategic capability and corporate performance of an organisation". Causal networks, showing how strategic capability and strategic management processes can be developed, are constructed, and a hypothesis is proposed. This postulates that to be effective, SMD programmes need to be matched with the organisation's level of commitment to strategic management and the degree of maturity of its strategic management processes and competences. This is explored in a tentative typology which shows how four different levels of commitment to strategic management might be matched with key characteristics of SMD programmes.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Strategic Management; Development; Higher Education; Case Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5549 Personnel management. Employment management
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education > LB2341 Supervision and administration. Business management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD30.28 Strategic planning
Creators: Brown, Paul
Publisher: Emerald
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: 1 December 2004
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 436-445
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Educational Management
Volume: 18
Number: 7
Language: English
ISSN: 0951-354X
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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