The corporatisation of New Zealand tertiary institutions : a decade of change
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Citation:Howse, J. H. (2017). The Corporatisation of New Zealand Tertiary Institutions : A Decade of Change. Leading and Managing; Journal of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders, ISSN: 1329-4539, 23 (1), pp.65-76.
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The tertiary sector worldwide has been subjected to ongoing change. One area where change has been significant is in the corporatisation of institutions and the associated rise of managerialism. This article reports on a qualitative research study conducted in three New Zealand tertiary education institutions that explored the leadership experiences in these tertiary institutions. It aimed to provide a snap-shot a decade later of changes in the corporatisation of tertiary institutions in New Zealand. Comparing the data with an original study conducted at the height of the initial changes has shown that the process of corporatisation, while having several benefits, has also created some challenges/issues that need to be addressed if the intended benefits are to be realised and built upon.