Resistance to Change of Academics towards Accreditation

  • Kadzrina Abdul Kadir School of Business Management, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • Darwina Ahmad Arshad School of Business Management, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • Johanim Johari School of Business Management, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Keywords: Accreditation, Resistance to change, strategic management


When universities makes the decision to go for accreditation to improve performance standards, there has been an impact on academics who are involved in the process. The literature suggests that for accreditation such as business programs such as AACSB, both positive and negative impact could occur for academics. This paper gives an overview on three areas of literature that is pertinent to this topic: resistance to change, accreditation impact on the university, and accreditation impact on business academics with balanced scorecard to measure accreditation impact.


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How to Cite
Abdul Kadir, K., Ahmad Arshad, D., & Johari, J. (2016). Resistance to Change of Academics towards Accreditation. Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies, 2(2), 127-134.