Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Finding Erich Jantsch's Five Crucial Innovations: A Study of Four Small Colleges
by MacVie, Leah, Ph.D., Union Institute and University, 2017, 216; 10673950
Abstract (Summary)

Institutions of higher education have faced many challenges over the last few decades. Though many large institutions have the resources needed to respond to these challenges, small institutions have had to be innovative in the ways in which they are adapting. There are similarities between the external challenges that institutions face today and the challenges they faced in the 1960s and 70s, and it is worth examining whether or not the predictions and suggestions made by scholars in this time period offer insight in regards to the innovation found in small institutions today. This dissertation explored Erich Jantsch's 1969 report in the context of innovation in higher education today. This qualitative, multicase study found that Erich Jantsch's five crucial innovations can be found to some extent in the innovations of four small institutions of higher education.

Keywords: Erich Jantsch, higher education, disruptive forces, innovation, self-renewal, integrative planning

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Raymond, Jennifer
School: Union Institute and University
School Location: United States -- Ohio
Source: DAI-A 79/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Higher Education Administration, Higher education, Systems science
Keywords: Disruptive Forces, Erich Jantsch, Higher Education, Innovation, Integrative Planning, Self-Renewal
Publication Number: 10673950
ISBN: 9780355387148
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