Identifying the influence of university governance on campus management: lessons from the Netherlands and Poland
Małgorzata Rymarzak , Alexandra den Heijer , Flavia Curvelo Magdaniel , Monique Arkesteijn
AbstractThe purpose of this article is to describe the effects of university governance on campus management based on the examples of the Netherlands and Poland. The study connected theory on campus management with a concept of five dimensions of university governance (autonomy, management, participation, accountability and transparency) into an innovative and coherent analytical framework. Based on a qualitative approach, legal regulations and all public universities’ campus goals in both countries were analysed. The results indicate that university governance and each of its five dimensions stir consequences on campus management. This suggests that any university governance reforms should take real estate and facilities into account. Disregarding them can lead to universities’ suboptimal decisions and consequently affect (directly or indirectly) their sustainable development, productivity, profitability and competitive advantage. An understanding of the presented conception is crucial for the construction of viable higher education policy and improvement of universities performance.
|Journal series||Studies in Higher Education, ISSN 0307-5079, (A 35 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.3|
|Keywords in English||University governance, autonomy, campus management, participation, accountability and transparency|
|Score||= 35.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||: 2017 = 1.913; : 2017 = 2.321 (2) - 2017=2.996 (5)|
|Citation count*||1 (2019-08-23)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.