Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)


Conceptual Study of University Governance and Management: An Approach to Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Societal Impact

Author(s): Saad Darwish, Mohamad Terro, Venus Bunagan

Despite the many definitions of governance, the literature agrees that it generally describes the organizational structure, processes, and policies leading to decision-making in higher education institutions. The authors venture to provide a critical description of modern university governance and its relation to excellence in output. In particular, it focuses on how a university operates, its framework, accountability, transparency, and effectiveness; the latter includes decision-making processes aimed at delivering expected pre-defined objectives. University management also involves various organizational structures and implementing the functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling the work and behavior of critical people in the university and other stakeholders. The paper further sheds light on the interaction between Leadership and management and their impact on the excellence in teaching, research, and societal impact.

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