El gobierno de la universidad desde la perspectiva de la teoría de agencia : abriendo la caja negra

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El gobierno de la universidad desde la perspectiva de la teoría de agencia : abriendo la caja negra

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: El gobierno de la universidad desde la perspectiva de la teoría de agencia : abriendo la caja negra
Author: Alarcon Bravo, M.E.
Issue Date: 2020-04-09
Keywords: Higher Education
University Governance
Agency Theory
Comparative Case Studies
Abstract: The aim of this research is to contribute to the academic discussion on the problem universities face regarding their capacity to function as integrated organisations. This study analyses the universities’ capacity to coordinate different internal interests based on common aims. Three Chilean institutions were considered: a state university, a traditional private university and a private university. The evidence demonstrates different scenarios for internal strategic alignment are mainly influenced by the power balance produced between the three institutional governance components: the upper-level managerial body, the central administration and the faculties. This balance is conditioned by three factors: first, the governance arrangements that regulate the power balance between the three internal governance components and their capacity to promote coherence and alignment. The second element is associated with the individual capacities of those who exercise high-up or mid-level managerial positions, whether individuals or collegiate. The results show that personal skills and proficiency can either boost or weaken the role of the authorities and their degree of influence in decision-making. The third factor is linked to the individual interests that motivate the behaviour and preferences of those who form part of the three institutional governance components.
Promotor: Supervisor: Silva P., Brunner J.J.
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
University: Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/87274

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