Department Chairs: Modern Managers or Old Administrators?

Niels Ejersbo, Carsten Greve

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Abstract

Public sector management has been through tremendous changes over the past decades (Christensen & Lægreid 2011). The role has changed from a focus on administration and rule-following to a modern manager that develops strategies, using performance information and modern technics to motivate employees. The question is how this development has influenced the department chairs. The chapter looks at how the role of department chair has changed, the recruitment of department chairs, their view on career opportunities, the management role of the department chair, and their view on management challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGoverning the Reformed University
EditorsNiels Ejersbo, Carsten Greve, Signe Pihl-Thingvad
Number of pages17
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Publication date2020
Pages81-97
Chapter6
ISBN (Print)9781138068421
ISBN (Electronic)9781315157979
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
SeriesRoutledge Critical Studies in Public Management

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Ejersbo, N., & Greve, C. (2020). Department Chairs: Modern Managers or Old Administrators? In N. Ejersbo, C. Greve, & S. Pihl-Thingvad (Eds.), Governing the Reformed University (pp. 81-97). New York: Routledge. Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315157979-6