Management, Organization, Structure. Theoretical Considerations and Empirical Evidence on Changes in the Management of Educational Organizations

Thorsten Peetz, Karin Lohr, Romy Hilbrich


Based on a critique of rather narrow, economy-centered concepts of management, this article develops an alternative conceptualization that focuses on function-specific solutions to the problem of coordination in organizations. Drawing on Niklas LUHMANN's theory of organization we describe management in structural terms as related to organizational programs, channels of communication, persons and positions. We conclude by analyzing transformations of management in educational organizations and demonstrate how our re-conceptualization of management can be applied in empirical research.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1003252


systems theory; organization; management; schools; economization


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