This research has benefited from the comments of Donald Alexander, Charles Clotfelter, Keith Crocker, Andrew W. Dick, Ronald Ehrenberg, Michael Gibbs, James Meehan and Steven Maser, as well as from participants at numerous seminars and conferences. I thank Otway Pardee and Father James Thornton for their cooperation and assistance in obtaining the data and its documentation. Gautam Ahuja, Avik Chakrabati, and Carrie Winters provided valuable research assistance. This research is part of a larger project on the governance of higher education, generous support for which has been provided by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. An earlier version of this paper was circulated under the main title “Commitment and Political Governance.”
Authority and Commitment: Why Universities, Like Legislatures, Are Not Organized as Firms
Article first published online: 18 JUL 2006
Journal of Economics & Management Strategy
Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 649–684, Fall 2006
How to Cite
Masten, S. E. (2006), Authority and Commitment: Why Universities, Like Legislatures, Are Not Organized as Firms. Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 15: 649–684. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-9134.2006.00113.x
- Issue published online: 18 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 18 JUL 2006
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