Precarious Values and Mundane Innovations: The Diffusion of Enrollment Management in U.S. Higher Education 1970-2005

Kraatz, Matthew, Ventresca, Marc and Deng, Lina (2010) Precarious Values and Mundane Innovations: The Diffusion of Enrollment Management in U.S. Higher Education 1970-2005. Academy of Management Journal, 53 (6). pp. 1521-1545.

Abstract

Drawing primarily from Selznick's institutionalism, we make a general case for renewed attention to the "mundane administrative arrangements" that underlie the organizational capacity for value realization and a particular case for the study of value-subverting management innovations. An empirical study of "enrollment management" in liberal arts colleges reveals this ostensibly innocuous innovation's value-undermining effects and identifies the organizational and environmental factors that have made these venerable organizations more or less susceptible to its adoption.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Humanistic education; Universities and colleges; Institutional characteristics; Institutional environment; Social processes
Subject(s): Science & technology management
Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Centre: Institute for Science, Innovation and Society
Faculty of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2012 20:26
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/2025

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