Higher Education Management and Operational Research

Higher Education Management and Operational Research

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Higher Education in the UK operates in a rapidly changing and highly complex environment. Universities need to adapt quickly to this environment and managers must begin to explore a€˜new anglesa€™ and approaches in addressing the challenges they are now facing. This book offers a tool box of metaphors and associative Operational Research (OR) approaches. Metaphors are a powerful a€˜way of seeinga€™ but also a€˜a way of not seeinga€™. Furthermore, the OR discipline has significantly evolved over the last 30 years which has led to the emergence of three distinctive intellectual areas, namely Hard OR, Soft OR and Methodological Pluralism OR. Drawing on these intellectual areas and on the experience of educational and OR practitioners, the book highlights the use of various OR approaches to a variety of complex and uncertain problems encountered in higher education management. The book aims to explore a€˜new perspectivesa€™ in HE management thinking and to describe and illustrate the use of OR methodologies, methods and techniques in helping HE managers to make informed management decisions.... features available on the Campus Solutions Enterprise Portal (CSEP), the School of Business was not making full use of this resource. The consulting team was shocked to learn from the advisors how manual and paper-based the advisinganbsp;...

Title:Higher Education Management and Operational Research
Author: Gary Bell, Jon Warwick, Peter Galbraith
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-02-11

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