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Management Behaviours in Higher Education
Lessons from Education, Business and Sport

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ISBN 9780367561222
February 2, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

Management Behaviours in Higher Education explores the traits and behaviours of higher education leaders that are associated with staff management. It sets out beneficial management qualities and techniques which can be applied and suggests the need for a behavioural standard for senior managers in universities.

The book showcases the importance creating a supportive motivational climate and culture for greater psychological security in higher education. It proposes the idea of an agreed behavioural framework for those in and being considered for staff management positions to provide an improved motivational climate. Chapters evaluate current business management practice and human resources advice and compare these to research evidence on the management of higher education staff.

This book will be of great interest for academics, researchers and postgraduate students engaged in the study of higher education, educational leadership and management studies. It will also appeal to those interested in business studies and the suggested parallel role/topic of sports coaching/or similar.

Table of Contents


1.Management Distinctiveness and Limitations

2. Tensions

3. Employee Expectations

4. A Brief look at Manager Styles and Traits

    5. Basic Manager Qualities

    6. Dispositions and Talents

    7.Management Manners

    8.Beneficial staff management techniques

      9.Management Lessons from Sports Coaching

      10.Working towards a Minimum Management Behavioural Standard

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      David Dunbar is an independent scholar and published author in the areas of higher education leadership and management.