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Managerial goals in a performance-driven system: Theory and empirical tests in higher education

Rutherford, Amanda and Meier, Kenneth 2015. Managerial goals in a performance-driven system: Theory and empirical tests in higher education. Public Adminstration 93 (1) , pp. 17-33. 10.1111/padm.12124

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Abstract

Factors influencing managerial goals and decision-making processes have been debated for decades among public administration scholars. Previous literature has explained goal setting through theories of performance gaps, bureaucratic control, and isomorphic rationality. However, there exists no direct empirical test of these theories to determine which theoretical expectation may have more or less weight with managers when setting organizational goals. Using an original survey of university presidents, this study tests how public managers prioritize competing performance goals. Findings suggest that the goal setting decisions of these public managers is primarily driven by political control mechanisms.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0033-3298,
Date of Acceptance: 9 June 2014
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 09:25
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/94792

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