This issue of IAU Horizons offers a selection of thought-provoking papers on Leadership challenges and strategic management, thus fueling a reflection on one of the key thematic areas of work for the Association.
Leadership Challenges and Strategic Management, by Pam Fredman and Marianne Granfelt.
The role of leadership and management of higher education institutions (HEIs) for the quality and development of research and education is highlighted in the activities of IAU. However, the conditions for this leadership vary greatly, depending on factors such as national regulations and ownership structure (public vs. private). The demands imposed on management and line organisation by the government, private owners and funders is sometimes perceived as a challenge to traditional academic collegial structures. More...