1st Edition

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

By David Dunbar Copyright 2021
    228 Pages
    by Routledge

    228 Pages
    by Routledge

    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 of 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.


    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


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