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A Case of Mimetic Isomorphism: A Short-Cut to Increasing Loyalty to Academia


  • Orkodashvili, Mariam


The paper discusses the process of shortening career path to leadership positions in academia that could serve as an example of mimetic isomorphism, where university tries to apply business-like quick result-oriented strategies. This strategy incentivizes young faculty to stay in universities and keep loyalty to academia. This process could also be one step towards bringing academia and business closer: breeding academic loyalty through business-type strategies of quick promotion.

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  • Orkodashvili, Mariam, 2008. "A Case of Mimetic Isomorphism: A Short-Cut to Increasing Loyalty to Academia," MPRA Paper 16485, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:16485

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    mimetic isomorphism; career path in academia; promotion; academic loyalty;

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    • D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education

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