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Organizational Trends of Chinese Higher Education: The Influence of Strategy and Structure at Ten Case Study Universities

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The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the way Chinese higher education institutions are adapting to dynamic local and global forces. Drawing from literature backgrounds in business and higher education organizational analysis, the first two sections of this article focus on two of four key organizational elements – strategy and structure – and relate them to the Chinese higher educational context. The concluding section provides findings from in-depth oral interviews administered to students, faculty members, and administrators at ten case study universities.

Keywords: Chinese higher education; higher educational trends; organizational analysis; strategy; structure

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of Pittsburgh

Publication date: January 1, 2009

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  • World Studies in Education is a bi-annual, refereed, international journal offering a global overview of significant international and comparative education research. Its focus is on educational reforms and policy affecting institutions in the global economy.

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