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An assessment of agency theory in the context of higher education institutions

Ahmad, Abd Rahman and Mohd Adi, Mohd Nazir and Md Noor, Haris and Ng , Kim Soon and Azizan, Anim Zalina (2013) An assessment of agency theory in the context of higher education institutions. In: 2nd International Conference on Technology Management, Business and Entrepreneurship 2013 (ICTMBE 2013) , 4-5 December 2013, Melaka, Malaysia .

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Abstract

The rationale of this concept paper is to describe the application of Agency Theory in higher education institutions. The theory focused on the relationship between the principal and agent. Within the relationship, the most important problems that arise are informational asymmetries and goal conflicts. This is due to the incomplete information and different behaviour in the actions by the agents. Agency Theory needs to be further explore and testing to create valuable tool for research study especially in the context of higher education institutions. Within this perspective, research and the structure of this theory is applicable as a conceptual framework for the study related to the relationship between government and public funded universities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: agency theory; higher education institutions; goal conflicts; informational asymmetries
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0065 Social aspects of education
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Technology Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2014 00:37
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:38
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5070
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