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Management Fads in Higher Education

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I gave an early conceptualisation of a cycle I was seeing in the history of educational technology I’ve been working on as part of the “Past Experience” section of the Ps Framework – chapter 2 of my thesis . In this post I try and give an overview of a similar cycle already well established: Birnbaum’s (2000) Life Cycle of the Fads Process. As I near the end of this post, I recognise the overlap/connection with Gartner’s Hype Cycle , so I’ve added some discussion of that. Since it appears to pre-date Birnbaum’s work. Robert Birnbaum is both an academic researcher and writer about ...
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Robert Birnbaum Management Fads in Higher Education
Robert Birnbaum brings four decades of experience to bear on this examination of Management Fads in Higher Education. Birnbaum is currently professor of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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The life cycle of academic management fads. Journal of Higher Education. 71(1), 1-16. Briggs, C. L., Stark, J. S., & Rowland-Poplawski, J. (2003). ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Birnbaum, Robert. (2000). Management fads in higher education ...
traces the history of seven management fads in American higher education to develop a compelling model of the fad process and the transmission of fads to higher education. Subsequently, he posits characteristics and factors that make institutions vulnerable to fads and suggests why managers implement them. Finally, Birnbaum examines the legacy of fads in higher education. Underlying this cathartic book is Birnbaum's belief that the techniques and technologies we use are not neutral but rather embody particular ideological beliefs. Management fads are the widespread, zealous and blessedly short-lived application ...
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