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


The 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.
Publication typeIn press (online first, early view)
Author Małgorzata Rymarzak (FM / DIRE / REU)
Małgorzata Rymarzak,,
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, Alexandra den Heijer
Alexandra den Heijer,,
, Flavia Curvelo Magdaniel
Flavia Curvelo Magdaniel,,
, Monique Arkesteijn
Monique Arkesteijn,,
Journal seriesStudies in Higher Education, ISSN 0307-5079, (N/A 140 pkt)
Issue year2019
Noonline first
Publication size in sheets0.3
Keywords in EnglishUniversity governance, autonomy, campus management, participation, accountability and transparency
ASJC Classification3304 Education
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)140
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 140.0, 17-11-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 2.271; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.321 (2) - 2017=2.996 (5)
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