chapter  6
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Studying Elites in Institutions of Higher Education

ByScott Snook, Rakesh Khurana

Both of us have conducted studies of elites in institutions of higher education (Khurana, 2007; Snook, Nohria, & Khurana, 2012). Our work, which is largely situated in the domain of organizational behavior, is part of a growing literature that looks not only at the impact these educational institutions have on our students, but also the role they play in our broader society (Khan, 2011; Petriglieri & Petriglieri, 2015; Stevens, 2007). In this chapter we highlight a few of the more novel methods we used to examine the intricate dance between the development of elite institutions and those who flow through them.