ERIC Number: ED119565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Effective Use of Management Science in University Administration. Working Paper No. 9.
Schroeder, Roger G.; Adams, Carl R.
Most college administrators are anxious to make use of management science techniques to assist them in operating their organizations. Despite their positive attitude, however, these administrators seem to lack a systematic method of approaching their specific organizations to decide which areas of application and what techniques should be introduced. This is due to a lack of understanding as to what is available, as well as the inability to assess what benefits and costs will be derived from the various efforts and what interaction exists between different applications. Also, there is the question of how the responsibility for analysis effort should be placed within the organization. Faced with these deficiencies, administrators in education have shied away from endorsing applications of management science in their organizations. This paper provides academic administrators with (1) a critical review of available tools, (2) a structure for considering possible analytical projects to be undertaken, and (3) the steps that should be taken by administration to ensure proper organization, planning, and control of management science efforts. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Graduate School of Business Administration.