Whether there are different organisational culture typologies in contemporary UK universities?

Wang, Xirui (2018) Whether there are different organisational culture typologies in contemporary UK universities? [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Abstract

In this increasingly competitive world, business organisations are evolving, so does the educational sector. However, this change mixed with hope and fear. In 2018, a large-scale industrial action held by lecturers from many prestigious UK universities. It is a strike over pension cuts, nevertheless, what lies behind is an undergoing transformation subject to political and economic changes. This strike led to a serious question of what modern universities are and whether their culture has changed. A novel and systematic qualitative content analysis was conducted. According to the findings, there are four types of organisational culture co-exist in most UK universities; however, the balance has tilted to the entrepreneurial side. Notwithstanding the worrying situation of a public service turning into some profit-driven organisations, lecturers who involve in teaching and research still believe in the original mission of universities.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: organisational culture higher education, typologies, insustrial strike
Depositing User: Wang, Xirui
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2022 16:23
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2022 16:23
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/53686

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