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Rising Administrative Costs: Seeking Explanations

Larry L. Leslie and Gary Rhoades
The Journal of Higher Education
Vol. 66, No. 2 (Mar. - Apr., 1995), pp. 187-212
DOI: 10.2307/2943911
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2943911
Page Count: 26
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Abstract

We explore explanations for the disproportionate rise in costs for administration relative to instruction in American higher education. Drawing on existing literature, economic assumptions, and organization theory, we generate propositions specifying the particular location and causes of spiraling costs and develop explanations that focus on the position, professionalization, and power of administrators.

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