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Managing the Digital University
Paradigms, Leadership, and Organization

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ISBN 9781032432472
March 16, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
288 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction   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   Conclusions

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