Ed.D. Educational Leadership
College of Education
Education; Higher--Administration; Diversity in the workplace
Higher Education Administration
There is limited research that explores the relationship between entrepreneurial architecture and diversity and its significance to the university and in higher education (Morris, 2010; Nelles & Worley, 2011; Nelles & Worley, 2010). This qualitative, multicase study explored how entrepreneurial architecture and storytelling by administrators contributes to university diversity agendas by investigating the linkages between entrepreneurial structure, process, and strategies and institutional diversity outcomes at two, New Jersey, public, four-year institutions. Semi-structured interviews took place with 12 administrators in which the characteristics of entrepreneurial architecture and storytelling at the universities was evident. Three main themes were identified including diverse voices, the forms and approaches to storytelling and corresponding outcomes; collegiate climate, exploring institutional culture; and entrepreneurial vigor, the activity and intensity of engagement in the third mission of higher education. Implications for research, policy, and practice are discussed that provide details on how administrators can make a significant, long term impact in higher education administration.
Criscione-Naylor, Noel, "Stimulating diversity outcomes? A multicase study exploring entrepreneurial architecture and storytelling in higher education institutions" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 518.