The external environment is forcing many higher education institutions into transformational change. However, institutional change remains elusive and little research exists that explains how organizational change has been implemented in higher education. This study employed structural equation modeling to test the transformational factors in the Burke-Litwin Organizational Performance and Change model (1992) in a statewide technical college system. Results suggest the extraordinary influence of the external environment in the host organization permeates the culture and mission and strategy, weakening the role of leadership in the organization. The findings support the need for future research in the unique role of transformational leadership in the context of high external environmental influence, as is often the case in educational institutions.
Date of publication
Wooten, Gayle B., "Testing the Relationships Among Transformational Factors in a Postsecondary Environment" (2014). Human Resource Development Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1.