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Title: Compromising The Organization's Identity: Pressured Organizational Submission to Externally Dictated Change
Contributor(s): Khan, Ashfaq Ahmad  (author)
Publication Date: 2015
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Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 160506 Education Policy
150312 Organisational Planning and Management
150310 Organisation and Management Theory
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390201 Education policy
350711 Organisational planning and management
350709 Organisation and management theory
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930401 Management and Leadership of Schools/Institutions
930402 School/Institution Community and Environment
930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160204 Management, resources and leadership
169999 Other education and training not elsewhere classified
160205 Policies and development
Abstract: Following the Bradley Review (Australian Government, 2008), Australian tertiary education sector's constituents underwent significant strategic reforms, including the Australian government's funding-specific policy changes for the sector. Analysing the situation confronting Australian tertiary education section from a theoretical perspective, using secondary sources of information, the author argues that while 'strategy facilitation' by a 'power source' works to the advantage of subordinate organizations, 'strategy imposition' may work the opposite way. Externally dictated conditions for change that leave an organization with no option but to submit passively to the pressure and adapt its core organizational elements to ensure survival, may result in the organization's 'demise' in its real essence, as the organization sacrifices its true identity in an attempt to placate the external demand for change. Notions of accountability dictate that such a change needs to be scrupulously checked and subjected to an independent enquiry before considered for implementation. Theory-supported propositions are put forth to help guide future research into the area.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, 11(2), p. 111-124
Publisher: Taiwan Institute of Business Administration
Place of Publication: Taiwan, Republic of China
ISSN: 1813-0534
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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