ERIC Number: ED116685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Management and Management Systems at the Crossroads.
Since the complete understanding of an institution is impossible, an administrator must base his decisions on models of institutional structure. State and federal trends towards accountability and detailed cost accounting restrict the administrator's ability to cope with the problems of the institution. Similarly, efforts to make each component of the institution operate on a profit basis provide incentive, but they limit flexibility. If the economic flow of the institution is charted in detail, it can serve as a model used to identify the institution's weakest elements, but it should be remembered that encouraging departmental self-sufficiency can lead to fragmentation and internal dissonance. (EMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN.
Note: Paper presented at the College and University Systems Exchange National Conference (Denver, Colorado, December 3-5, 1975)