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INTEGRATIVE ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS 2
Integrative Organizational Analysis
The underperformance of Cheyney University and its impending merger or closure is an
issue that can be viewed from different perspectives owing its multi-dimensional approach to the
existence of institutions of higher learning in the state and the country at large. First and
foremost, the bureaucratic show of power and antagonism has held back the progress of the
university for a long time and it seems like there is no solution in sight. Further, the cultural and
symbolic meaning of the campus makes it even harder to make any conclusive decisions on it
and the future of its existence. Therefore, the topic of mergers in the state and the rest of the
country are affected by both politics and the cultural constraints that make decisive action on the
campuses to be hard to make and implement.
Bureaucratic Approach
The problem at Cheyney University is a structural problem in the organization of
PASSHE and the organizational dilemma that the campus finds itself in. Looking at the
organization of institutions of higher education in the state, there is a wide gap between the
PASSHE institutions, state colleges, Pennsylvania State University, University of Pittsburgh,
Temple University, and Lincoln University. The latter five are detached from the organization
that is PASSHE, and they are not in any way governed by it. That way, the policies made by
PASSHE do not affect them, and thus they are removed from the crafting of solutions for
PASSHE institutions that have been experiencing underperformance issues.
The structure of the universities in the state, therefore, presents the earliest problem in
including all institutions of higher education in solving the issue identified. Further, there is a
little consolidation of efforts from external forces such as the state government when it comes to
solving issues with PASSHE. Therefore, Cheyney University finds itself in a place whereby its

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Running head: INTEGRATIVE ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS Integrative Organizational Analysis Name Institution 1 INTEGRATIVE ORGANIZATIONAL ANALYSIS 2 Integrative Organizational Analysis The underperformance of Cheyney University and its impending merger or closure is an issue that can be viewed from different perspectives owing its multi-dimensional approach to the existence of institutions of higher learning in the state and the country at large. First and foremost, the bureaucratic show of power and antagonism has held back the progress of the university for a long time and it seems like there is no solution in sight. Further, the cultural and symbolic meaning of the campus makes it even harder to make any conclusive decisions on it and the future of its existence. Therefore, the topic of mergers in the state and the rest of the country are affected by both politics and the cultural constraints that make decisive action on the campuses to be hard to make and implement. Bureaucratic Approach The problem at Cheyney University is a structural problem in the organization of PASSHE and the organizational dilemma that the campus finds itself in. Looking at the organization of institutions of higher education in the state, there is a wide gap between the PASSHE institutions, state colleges, Pennsylvania State University, University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and Lincoln University. The latter five are detached from the organization that is PASSHE, and they are not in any way ...
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