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Eastman, Julia Antonia 1955-

Works: 3 works in 4 publications in 1 language and 652 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Classifications: LA417, 378.1
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Mergers in higher education lessons from theory and experience by Julia Antonia Eastman ( )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Around the world, organizations of all kinds are merging at a frenetic pace. In a comparative study of two Canadian higher education mergers - that of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education with the University of Toronto in 1996, and that of the Technical University of Nova Scotia with Dalhousie University in 1997 - Julia Eastman and Daniel Lang examine why and how universities merge and why some mergers succeed while others fail.Drawing on extensive interviews with university members, public officials, and experts in organizational restructuring, and on their professional involvement in the two mergers, the authors elucidate what prompts higher education mergers, what is involved in the process and what determines the outcomes. They link practice with organizational theory and offer observations about the roles of history, economics, power and human relations in post-secondary educational systems. Suitable for university and college officials, educators, social scientists, and public policy-makers, the style and approach of Mergers in Higher Education make it an indispensable resource for all those involved in planning and negotiating university and other public sector mergers, both in Canada and abroad
Race, ethnicity and class the response to discrimination of East Indians in Toronto by Julia Antonia Eastman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The revenue generation strategies of four Canadian universities : a comparative analysis by Julia Antonia Eastman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This comparative case study sheds light on what happens at universities that depend on public funding when such funding is reduced. The latter part of the twentieth century witnessed a decrease in public funding for higher education in Canada and in numerous other countries. This thesis investigates and reports on the content, evolution and implications of four Canadian universities' strategies for generating revenue in the face of this decrease. The strategies of the universities' faculties of arts, business, dentistry and science are also examined, in order to illuminate the dynamics underlying the universities' behaviour and the influence of institutional, disciplinary and other factors on revenue generation. Similarities and differences in university- and faculty-level strategies are noted and factors that may account for them identified. The thesis makes sense of the research findings and paves the way for future research by situating the findings within existing higher education literature. It begins by positing the existence of a continuum of higher education funding, institutional types and organizational attributes. At one end are public universities that receive all or almost all their funding from government; at the other end, for-profit institutions that derive all their revenue from fees. In the middle are located public and private not-for-profit institutions sustained by a combination of government funding, fees and donations. It is suggested, based on existing literature, that important organizational attributes (including mission, economic logic, resource allocation practices, hierarchy) change with location on the continuum. Early in the thesis, the four case universities' approximate locations on the continuum are identified, on the basis of their respective revenue mixes, governance and missions. The final chapter addresses the extent to which the findings of the research are consistent with the hypotheses implicit in the continuum. It also describes the ways in which the present findings build upon these hypotheses. The contributions include insights into the changes that take place in the economic logic of higher education, the value of academic capital relative to economic capital, and the relationship between education and research, as institutions derive increasing proportions of their revenues from private sources
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