[Artículo] Digital Darwinism: Digital transformation, marketing and public higher education in Greece
Autor: Ph.D. Nektarios Makrydakis.
The present study concerns the position of marketing and its digital transformation as an administrative function in public higher education organizations in Greece. The study started from the need to understand the attitudes of Greek public university managers towards the need to adopt new practices such as marketing and its digital transformation, through discourse, perceptions and explicit or implicit views, as well as the factors that shape them. Therefore, the aim of the research was based on the comparison of attitudes with the digital activities of public schools versus private companies employing marketing tactics with a strategic and tactical development of the 4 ps of the marketing mix. The methodology was qualitative in nature, employing the strategy of ‘Criterion sampling’.
The results point to the fact that the duration of a university is directly related to the formation of perceptions about marketing and how to act in the context of digital Darwinism, so it can be anticipated, as a conclusion, to the need to equate public administration of higher education (university) with the tactical and functional approach of private companies.