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The Entrepreneurial College President (ACE/Praeger Series on Higher Education) Hardcover – June 30, 2004

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ISBN-13: 978-0275981228 ISBN-10: 0275981223 Edition: First Edition

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Fisher and Koch are to be commended for efforts to examine the issue of entrepreneurial presidents. Their national perspective warrants a close examination, especially if done in conjunction with myriad other presidential studies that help deepen one's understanding of analyses provided here. (Journal of Higher Education)

About the Author

JAMES L. FISHER holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Northwestern University. He is President Emeritus of the Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE) and President Emeritus of Towson University. He is presently Professor of Leadership Studies at the Union Institute and University and a consultant to boards and presidents. He has taught at Northwestern, Illinois State, Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and has been a consultant to more than 300 colleges and universities. He is one of the most published writers in higher education today. He has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Times, and The Baltimore Sun. The author or editor of nine books, his book, The Power of the Presidency, was reviewed in Change magazine as "The most important book ever written on the college presidency" and was nominated for the nonfiction Pulitzer Prize.
JAMES V. KOCH is Board of Visitors Professor of Economics and President Emeritus at Old Dominion University. He has also held teaching and research positions at institutions including Illinois State University, the University of Grenoble (France), Brown University, the University of Montana, the University of Hawaii, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. He served as President of the University of Montana (1986-1990) and Old Dominion University (1990-2001) and has served as an advisor to more than 60 corporations, governing boards, and college presidents.

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Product Details

  • Series: ACE/Praeger Series on Higher Education
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; First Edition edition (June 30, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0275981223
  • ISBN-13: 978-0275981228
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.7 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,070,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ZAZA SIAMASHVILI on August 22, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Fisher's name is not new at all for those who follow and pursue research on higher education administration and the aspects of the presidency. This book is a sort of update of his previous book "Effective College President" but in addition, Dr. Fisher and Dr. Koch enriched it with statistical data pertaining to the presidents and their performance. The book is a Bible for those who are in the office of president of any college or university. I strongly advise this book to everyone who is engaged in the field or makes a research on the presidency of higher education.
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