Higher Education

, Volume 46, Issue 4, pp 447–467 | Cite as

Organizational paradigm shift and the university colleges of British Columbia

  • John S. Levin

Abstract

This study focuses on the universitycolleges of the Canadian province of BritishColumbia, connecting the behaviors of managersand faculty to government policy andlegislation and determining that the responsesof managers and faculty can be construed inpart as responses to economic globalization. As such, this investigation observes thatglobal forces of change framed and affected theevolution of five community colleges in BritishColumbia to university colleges. As well,this study addresses cultural change withinBritish Columbia's university colleges,particularly to note if the baccalaureatedegree status of these institutions has broughtabout an alteration to the organizationalparadigm.

community colleges globalization university colleges 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John S. Levin
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  1. 1.College of EducationNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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