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
|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|
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