ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND HIGHER EDUCATION

W. RICHARD SCOTT

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This paper briefly reviews the author's early research connections to educational organizations, describes recent developments in organization theory, and reviews past and ongoing research connecting organization theory and educational organizations.

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