1st Edition

Managing the Digital University Paradigms, Leadership, and Organization

By Łukasz Sułkowski Copyright 2023
    298 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The reflection on university management is based on the question about the shape of universities of the future. Civic, responsible, sustainable, virtual, digital, and many other universities can be mentioned among the concepts present in the literature. All these names describe an important distinctive feature of a university, which will gain more and more importance in the future. However, given the fundamental importance of the radical change taking place, it seems that the most appropriate name, reflecting the essence of the emerging new formation, is "digital university." This is because of the importance of digital transformation, which has been developing for several decades, bringing deep and multidirectional changes in the areas of technology, economy, society, and culture. It is a disruptive civilizational transition and, although stretched over many decades, it is revolutionary in nature, significantly changing our lives in the Anthropocene.

    The book has three cognitive and pragmatic objectives: to provide a new perspective on the changing academic organization and management; to reflect on higher education management concepts and methods; and to present an overview of university management, governance, and leadership, useful from the perspective of academic managers, and other stakeholders.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis. com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.


    Part I. Past, Present, and Future of Academia

    Chapter 1 Ideals of University

    Chapter 2 Transformations of higher education institutions

    Chapter 3: Digital transformation of universities

    Part II. Governance, management, and leadership of HEI

    Chapter 4: Universities management model

    Chapter 5: Academic leadership

    Part III. The organizational system of the university

    Chapter 6 Academic strategy

    Chapter 7 University culture

    Chapter 8. Organizational structures and power in universities

    Part IV. University missions management

    Chapter 9 Science management

    Chapter 10 Management of Learning

    Chapter 11 Third Mission Management

    Part V. Management of functional areas of universities

    Chapter 12. Human capital and talent management in universities

    Chapter 13: Marketing in Higher Education

    Chapter 14. The accountability of universities



    Lukasz Sulkowski is a Professor of Economics and Humanities and the Chair of HEI’s Management Department of the Jagiellonian University, Poland. He serves as the President of PCG Polska Ltd. and the Vice-Rector of Academy WSB in Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland.