Title: Organisational change in higher education institutions: a case study on restructuring the School of Social and Humanistic Sciences
Authors: Mariela Méndez Prado; Klelia Guerrero García
Addresses: School of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Guayaquil, Ecuador ' School of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Guayaquil, Ecuador
Abstract: The growing need for professionals that are competent and compatible with the dynamics of a globalised world encourages universities to continuously redefine themselves. This study uses the evolutionist and teleological models of organisational change to analyse and assess the effectiveness of the systematic process conducted by the School of Social and Humanistic Sciences (FCSH) of the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL). The examination uses a principal components analysis for the exploratory stage, and an analysis of variance to identify differences among satisfaction levels from an internal survey to 558 alumni, graduated between 2011 and 2014. We found a statistically significant increase of satisfaction levels in terms of equipment, facilities and general services for students that graduated after the referred process. Descriptive statistics on the implemented programs complement the discussion.
Keywords: organisational change; restructuring; innovation; higher-education management.
International Journal of Management in Education, 2017 Vol.11 No.4, pp.405 - 423
Received: 26 Apr 2016
Accepted: 24 Nov 2016
Published online: 30 Jun 2017 *