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The Work of ManagersTowards a Practice Theory of Management$
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Stefan Tengblad

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199639724

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639724.001.0001

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Leaders of modern universities: Primi inter pares or chief executive officers?

Leaders of modern universities: Primi inter pares or chief executive officers?

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(p.206) 11 Leaders of modern universities: Primi inter pares or chief executive officers?
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The Work of Managers
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Lars Engwall

Carin Eriksson Lindvall

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639724.003.0011

This chapter deals with managerial work in universities. First, it discusses the basic characteristics of universities in relation to their position with states, professions, and markets. Second, based on this discussion, the chapter explains the changes in the working conditions of modern universities that are moving in the direction of increasing environmental embeddedness, which has implications for university leadership. Empirical results from studies of university leaders at two levels (Vice-Chancellors and Department Chairs) provide evidence of their fragmented work situations as well as their difficult positions in having to deal with demands from their colleagues and from external parties.

Keywords:   universities, Vice-Chancellors, Department Chairs, states, professions, markets, environmental embeddedness

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