The role of trust in the resource allocation policy: An old university case

Manochin, Melina Maria (2005) The role of trust in the resource allocation policy: An old university case. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The issue of effective management accounting systems, and especially the resource allocation procedures, have attracted considerable interest among higher education institutions in recent years. Relevant previous research indicates that several universities adopt different approaches to the resource allocation problem, employing models and procedures that reflect their organisational arrangements and their internal socio-political dynamics. The present study argues that while studying accounting processes in their organisational context, the role of trust should also be considered carefully. In particular, it is very important to consider the attitudes of the individuals involved and interacting within organisational processes, and especially the trust between them, which plays an important role to the overall good governance of the processes. Specifically, the role of interpersonal trust in an old Scottish University resource allocation process is examined. An in-depth case study investigation employed an organisational trust inventory (Cummings and Bromiley, 1996) and semi structured interviews with the senior personnel of the institution who were involved in the resource allocation process. The study indicates that trust is a very necessary insight to the facilitation of social structures of accountability, that enhance a better governance of the resource allocation process.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Ken Shackleton
Keywords: Higher education administration, Education finance
Date of Award: 2005
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2005-71871
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 17 May 2019 09:31
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 09:31
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/71871

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