Amanda Goodall


On her book Socrates in the Boardroom: Why Research Universities Should Be Led by Top Scholars

Cover Interview of December 29, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“It is experts, not managers that make the better leaders.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“the best universities in the world are overwhelmingly led by outstanding scholars.”

On the second:

“If scholars are so bad administrators, why have universities done so well, often against odds like decreasing funds and more than occasional outside interference?”