Lean Culture in Higher Education

Towards Continuous Improvement

  • Justyna Maciąg

About this book


This book deepens the understanding of cultural conditions for implementing organizational and process changes in higher education institutions. Developing the humanistic and critical trend in Lean management research, it aims to define the notion and maturity of a Lean culture in higher education institutions as well as to determine its key dimensions and descriptions in the light of adopted ontological and epistemological assumptions. This book defines the notion of Lean Culture, proposes a model to assess its maturity, determines conditions for its implementation, and presents the tools of the Lean management model in a university. It supplements the issues related to the implementation of the Lean concept by adopting a humanistic approach.


universities HE tension lean maturity education new public management process-based management lean management organizational change maturity model organizational culture humanistic

Authors and affiliations

  • Justyna Maciąg
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Public AffairsJagiellonian UniversityKrakówPoland

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