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Herding Cats in University Hierarchies: The Impact of Formal Structure on Decision-Making in American Research Universities

This paper presents a “bottom-up” perspective on how the formal structures of American research universities might affect the outcomes from their decision-making processes. It is posited that different ways of structuring the university will affect the bottom-up flow of information, advice, and conflicts over policy implementation in predictable ways. In particular, different structures will bring different kinds of information,...

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