ERIC Number: ED115138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Management By Objectives in Higher Education. Theory, Cases and Implementation.
Heaton, C. P., Ed.
Management by Objectives (MBO) can be used as a tool for assisting in the more effective management of organizations engaged in higher education. This document shares the early experiences and efforts of those who have implemented the MBO process in higher educational environments with individuals and organizations who may be contemplating the introduction of MBO. The presentation addresses MBO in three different ways. (1) The opening chapter provides the general theory and research-based underpinnings of the MBO concept and identifies the fundamental assumptions, ideas, and issues underlying the use of MBO. In addition to basic background, this section highlights several of the major difficulties sometimes associated with MBO and identifies strategies that can be used to meet these difficulties as educators try to implement MBO. (2) Case discussions by several educators were commissioned for this publication. These cases represent a variety of higher educational settings: a community junior college, a church-related liberal arts college, a department within a major university, a large state university system, and a leading medical-educational complex. (3) The final chapter describes aresearch and development program. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, Church Related Colleges, Community Colleges, Concept Formation, Departments, Higher Education, Management by Objectives, Management Systems, Medical Schools, Postsecondary Education, Research, State Universities
National Laboratory for Higher Education Publications, P.O. Box 12334, Research Triangle, Park, North Carolina 27709 ($5.95)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: National Lab. for Higher Education, Durham, NC.