Governance: Governance of and in Higher Education

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Business book series (BRIEFSBUSINESS)


Conventionally, in a standard understanding, governance is being associated with governments. However, governance also could be used more generally with regard to strategies and decision-making of political and non-political organizations and institutions. Under the general title of “good governance” the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) defines governance as: “the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented)”.


High Education High Education System Internal Governance High Education Sector Quality Enhancement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty for Interdisciplinary StudiesAlpen-Adria-University KlagenfurtViennaAustria
  2. 2.Unit for Quality EnhancementUniversity of Applied Arts ViennaViennaAustria
  3. 3.School of BusinessGeorge Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA

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