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posted on 2022-02-22, 12:15 authored by Matt Waring
This paper considers the case for reform of management struc- tures in UK universities and offers proposals for change. The model of top-down, performance-led management that characterises many institutions is both outmoded and ill-suited to the chal- lenges of an increasingly turbulent higher education sector. Drawing on the experiences of a university that introduced a new scheme of performance management, I explore alternative approaches to leadership and management, collaborative or part- nership working designed to improve employee voice and the need to re-evaluate approaches to Human Resource Management. I conclude with a five-point model for change.


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Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management


Taylor & Francis


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Waring, M. (2017) 'Management and leadership in UK universities: exploring the possibilities of change', Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 39(5), pp.540-558

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  • Cardiff School of Management

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Matt Waring

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  • Welsh Centre for Business and Management Research

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