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Title: Creating high performance universities : the case of Malaysia
Author: Mohd Mahdee, Junainah
ISNI:       0000 0004 6060 0702
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2016
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Like in many other countries, a concerted effort is being made to create ’world class’ universities in Malaysia. The purpose of this thesis is to assess the effort at upgrading the performance of Malaysian universities. Two interrelated arguments are developed in the thesis. One is that the public policy framework created to improve the status of Malaysian universities is an example of what Sabel and Zeitlin (2011) call Experimentalist Governance (EG). The thesis sets out how national public policy has established a broad central framework for improving university performance, including goals and targets, but also has provided individual universities a degree of discretion with regards to how they go about achieving these designated national goals and targets. The thesis assesses the extent to extent the policy framework has encouraged the national policy centre and local universities to work together in collaboration to produce a system of learning by monitoring’. The second argument is that in endeavouring to upgrade their performance, most universities have sought to deepen the intellectual capital of their organizations. Stiles and Kulvisaechana, (2003) argue that an organization can be considered to be improving its intellectual capital when it introduces successfully integrated and complementary human capital, social capital and organizational capital arrangements. The thesis concludes by assessing to what extent Malaysia has moved towards the goal of creating world class universities.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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