University Leadership

Research absent from debate over Harreld's hiring at University of Iowa, USA Today Network. More...

Productive head drives others to raise their game, Times Higher Education, 2014. More...

Are scholars or executives best suited to lead universities?, Times Higher Education, 2014.

To be a good leader "you have to understand the psychology behind your core workers, you have to know what motivates them. More...


Amanda Goodall decries the prevalence of the professional manager, Start the Week, BBC Radio 4. More...

Training university administrators: should management schools do it?, The Hindu, 2010.

"Some might argue that leadership and management are generic topics and that managing a university is the same as managing a business. This is a fallacious argument" Philip G. Altbach More...


The big manager on campus, The Australian 2009.

Very few business people successfully move into managing business faculties. While there are examples of this occurring in top US schools, it is generally a disaster. More...


Will the Book Survive Generation Text?, Chronicle of Higher Education, 2010. More...

Amanda Goodall - On her book Socrates in the Boardroom: Why Research Universities Should Be Led by Top Scholars, Rorotoko, 2009.

Socrates in the Boardroom argues that it is experts, not managers that make the better leaders. This is a message that, recently, has been almost unfashionable. More...


UK: Top scholars should lead research universities, University World News, 2009.

This research is motivated in part by the recent emphasis on 'managerialism' in universities and more widely in the public sectors in a number of countries. More...


Socrates in the Boardroom, Inside Higher Education, 2009.

"Goodall, a fellow at the University of Warwick, in Britain, bases her work on analysis of the research records of those who have led top universities, and also on interviews with a number of presidents of top American and British universities" More...


Captains of the academic enterprise, Times Higher Education, 2009.

If an organisation is playing at the highest level," says Amanda Goodall, "it needs to be led by someone who understands the business at the highest level. More...


Strong researchers lead top colleges, The Daily Princetonian, 2006. More...