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dc.contributor.advisorMilem, Jeffreyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, James Paul II
dc.creatorMiller, James Paul IIen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-26T22:29:55Z
dc.date.available2015-01-26T22:29:55Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/338902
dc.description.abstractThis is a case study of how old institutionalism tenets of values, and goals shaped Antioch College, the College's Board of Trustees, administrators, faculty and alumni influence the transformational expansion process that changed Antioch from a liberal arts college to a national university. The case study also examines how the pressures of new institutionalism forces of legitimacy and homogeneity directed and influenced Antioch's organizational structuring. Institutional theory is the framework for this study. Selznick's (1949, 1957) old institutional theory, new institutionalism, beginning with Meyer (1977), and the reconciliation of old and new institutionalism (Greenwood & Hinings, 1996) provide the theoretical lens through which the analysis of Antioch College's expansion is studied. Contributions from this study include a better understanding of how institutional theory affects the decisions, and the outcomes, made by key institutional stakeholders in organizational expansion and restructuring. It also demonstrates the advantages of using old and new institutional theories jointly when analyzing organizational motives that include expansion. Finally, this study provides institutional leaders at colleges and universities who are considering organizational expansion items to consider prior to making the decision to expand their institution.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectExpansionen_US
dc.subjectInstitutionalismen_US
dc.subjectOrganizationalen_US
dc.subjectValuesen_US
dc.subjectAntiochen_US
dc.subjectHigher Educationen_US
dc.titleA Case Study of Antioch College: From Prestige to Closureen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.contributor.chairMilem, Jeffreyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMilem, Jeffreyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLee, Jennyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJaquette, Ozanen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHigher Educationen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-24T05:49:56Z
html.description.abstractThis is a case study of how old institutionalism tenets of values, and goals shaped Antioch College, the College's Board of Trustees, administrators, faculty and alumni influence the transformational expansion process that changed Antioch from a liberal arts college to a national university. The case study also examines how the pressures of new institutionalism forces of legitimacy and homogeneity directed and influenced Antioch's organizational structuring. Institutional theory is the framework for this study. Selznick's (1949, 1957) old institutional theory, new institutionalism, beginning with Meyer (1977), and the reconciliation of old and new institutionalism (Greenwood & Hinings, 1996) provide the theoretical lens through which the analysis of Antioch College's expansion is studied. Contributions from this study include a better understanding of how institutional theory affects the decisions, and the outcomes, made by key institutional stakeholders in organizational expansion and restructuring. It also demonstrates the advantages of using old and new institutional theories jointly when analyzing organizational motives that include expansion. Finally, this study provides institutional leaders at colleges and universities who are considering organizational expansion items to consider prior to making the decision to expand their institution.


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