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Organizational Culture in Higher Education: Defining the Essentials

William G. Tierney
The Journal of Higher Education
Vol. 59, No. 1 (Jan. - Feb., 1988), pp. 2-21
DOI: 10.2307/1981868
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1981868
Page Count: 20
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Abstract

This article presents a case study of a state college illustrating a framework to diagnose culture in collegiate institutions. It explains why organizational culture is a useful concept for understanding management and performance in higher education and outlines previous attempts to define culture in higher education. Essential elements of academic culture are highlighted.

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