December 1, 2009


Goodall, Amanda H., Socrates in the Boardroom: Why Research Universities Should Be Led by Top Scholars (Princeton & London: Princeton U. Press, 2009) (“This is a book about leadership of experts. My focus is on heads of universities—although not exclusively so. I ask the question: does it matter to the performance of a research university if the president has been a highly cited scholar? Then, using evidence, I attempt to answer it. My conclusion is that better scholars make better leaders.” Id. at xiii. “'CEO is a command-and-control sort of position. I do not really see myself as a CEO. Rather, I like to think of myself as a managing partner. The senior partners are the faculty, and they are the lifeblood of an institution.'” Id. at 124 (Quoting Patrick Harker, former dean of Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, now President of the University of Delaware.)).