- GRADUATE STUDIES
- STUDENT LIFE
Edward R. French
Changing demographics and intense competition have lead institutions of higher education to be much more entrepreneurial. Gone are the days of the glacial decision making processes within the institution. This process must now be replaced by forward thinking and proactive institutions that are flexible, adaptable and responsive to the marketplace.
This study looks at a university that has made successful entrepreneurial decisions and examines the institutional governance structure that existed as these decisions were made. What has been the relationship between entrepreneurial decision making and institutional governance? Do shared governance and collegiality play a role in entrepreneurial decision making and if so how?
This research is being conducted using a case study method. A university has been selected for the case study and will remain anonymous. Anonymity will be provided by changing the name and the location of the subject institution and any other identifying factors that would distinguish this institution from others.
The student plans to complete his research in August 2010.