What Trumps Strategy? A Comparative Case Study of Strategy Texts of City

Michael Cooke


The period 1995 to 2005 was one of significant turbulence for Ontario colleges marked by increasing globalization, immigration, disruptions in the labour market, new technologies and dramatic reductions in government operating grants. The thesis studies how colleges responded to those strategic challenges and finds that (1) the strategies of colleges were more alike than different, (2) the strategic content of the texts was relatively weak and (3) attention to the organizational field was limited.

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Higher Education Perspectives. ISSN: 1710-1530