Malaysian public universities governance system

A compromise between collegiality, autonomy and corporate management approaches

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Abstract

University system in Malaysia has been going through major transformation in recent years. At the level of institution, this has resulted in restructuring their governance systems to accommodate the changes and transformation activities. This paper reports on a study that seeks to understand how a selected Malaysian public university managers perceive themselves to be handling changes in the sector. The trends and issues on institutional governance, management and administration form the background for discussing academic freedom, budget allocation, staffing, quality assurance and the career path of Malaysian academics and managers in the public university system. The perspectives, insights and concerns gleaned from the interviews provide somewhat complementary views of the Malaysian public universities governance system. With some reasonable compromise between collegiality and autonomy and modern corporate management approaches, the future of the Malaysian higher education system within Asia is predicted to be much more favourable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-133
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management
Volume11
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Governance
Autonomy
Compromise
Corporate management
Public universities
Managers
Asia
Academic freedom
Staffing
Quality assurance
Career paths
Budget allocation
Malaysia

Keywords

  • Autonomy
  • Corporate management approaches
  • Governance and management
  • Malaysian university

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management

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