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Leadership and ambiguity: the American college president

Author: Cohen, Michael D. ; March, James G. Corporate author: Carnegie Commission on Higher Education Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 1974.Language: EnglishDescription: 270 p ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0070100623Type of document: BookNote: "A general report prepared for the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.Bibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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"A general report prepared for the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.

Includes bibliographical references and index


Leadership and Ambiguity
The American College President
List of Figures, xiii
List of Tables, xv
Foreword, xix
Preface, xxi
1 Some Introductory Conclusions, 1
2 Prepresidential Careers, 7
Social characteristics of college presidents  Paths to the presidency 
Prepresidential careers and presidents
3 The Metaphors of Leadership, 29
Eight metaphors of governance  Universities and alternative models of
governance  The metaphors of leadership • Conclusion
4 Images of the Presidency, 41
Normative images of the presidency  Descriptive images of the presidency 
Images of the president in the press  Conclusion
5 The Processes of Choice, 81
The basic ideas • Implications of the ideas  Garbage cans and universities 
6 The Logic of Choice in American College and Universities, 93
The operating budget • Educational policy decisions  Academic tenure decisions 
Planning • Presidential power • The certification of status  Conclusion
7 The Organization of Time, 125
The aggregate distribution of effort  Temporal variations in allocation  Variations by
college size and college wealth  Implications for the presidency
8 Presidential Tenure, 153
The measurement of tenure  Departure rates and the career surface  Modes of
departure from the colleae presidency  Presidential tenure and the presidency 
9 Leadership in an Organized Anarchy, 195
The ambiguities of anarchy  Leader response to anarchy  The elementary tactics of
administrative action  The technology of foolishness
References, 231
Appendix A: The 42-College Sample, 235
Appendix B: Role Similarity Study, 245
Appendix C: Newspaper Study, 251
Appendix D: Time Allocation Study, 253
Index, 263

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