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Fryling, Meg – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Enterprise Research Planning (ERP) software is advertised as the product that will "run the enterprise", improving data access and accuracy as well as enhancing business process efficiency. Unfortunately, organizations often make implementation decisions with little consideration for the maintenance phase of an ERP, resulting in significant…
Descriptors: Costs, Computer Software, Planning, Higher Education
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Smith, David E.; Mitry, Darryl J. – Journal of Education for Business, 2008
In this article, the authors describe an analytical inquiry into the cost and quality issues of online pedagogy in university education. Using economic theory, pedagogical insight, survey findings, experiments, and other studies that researchers have reported in the literature, the authors address these issues, identify answers, and present…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Standards, Program Costs, Educational Quality
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Grant, Donna M.; Malloy, Alisha D.; Murphy, Marianne C.; Foreman, Jovanna; Robinson, Rowena A. – Journal of Information Technology Education, 2010
A college degree is not what it used to be in respect to securing future employment. Constantly changing technologies in a struggling economy make it necessary for organizations to carefully balance recruitment staffing, particularly with regards to new hires. Organizations want to know that each new hire can add value immediately. In order to add…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Program Effectiveness, Information Technology, Models
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Goomas, David T.; Smith, Stuart M.; Ludwig, Timothy D. – Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 2011
Companies operating large industrial settings often find delivering timely and accurate feedback to employees to be one of the toughest challenges they face in implementing performance management programs. In this report, an overhead scoreboard at a retailer's distribution center informed teams of order selectors as to how many tasks were…
Descriptors: Employer Employee Relationship, Feedback (Response), Synchronous Communication, Goal Orientation
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Patton, Cheryl; Webster, Natasha; Moore-Dent, JoAnne – Journal of Instructional Research, 2017
As concerns about the skyrocketing costs of a college degree have converged with the increasing availability of open educational resources (OER), higher education administrators are asking faculty and curriculum designers to use OERs to design courses and programs. This case study explores the decision making process and outcomes of an online,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Transformational Leadership, Religious Factors, Integrated Curriculum
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Bartley, Sharon Jeffcoat; Golek, Jennifer H. – Educational Technology & Society, 2004
Online instruction is gaining an increasing presence due to the benefits associated with it, including the ability to consolidate education and training across geographical and time constraints, and the claim by many that online education and training is cost efficient. This paper provides a relatively concise and useful history of online…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Educational Technology
Illinois Community College Board, 2009
The Illinois Community College Board provided more than $3.3 million to community colleges during fiscal year 2009 to support local workforce and economic development services through their Business and Industry Centers. The workforce development activities conducted under this grant include customized job training on campus or on-site at a…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Nontraditional Education, Community Colleges, Industry
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Ciancanelli, Penny – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
A feature of globalisation is encouragement of universities to become more businesslike, including adoption of the type of accounting routines and regulations used by businesses. The question debated in higher education policy research is whether this focus on being businesslike is compatible with the statutory public benefit obligations of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Role, Nonprofit Organizations, Educational Change
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Anchor, John R.; Fiserova, Jana; Marsikova, Katerina; Urbanek, Vaclav – Economics of Education Review, 2011
In this paper, the short-cut method is used to estimate expected rates of financial returns to higher education in the Czech Republic and a modified version of the method is used to suit the current English system of deferred tuition fees. First year university students were asked to estimate their expected earnings with and without a university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Expectation, Gender Differences
Dorfman, Michael A.; Shoaf, Lawrence G. – School Business Affairs, 1986
A field contract is a two-party contractual agreement intended for procuring material and labor from outside contractors. As used in the Burbank California Unified School District, the field contract allows greater flexibility than the formal bidding process. The type of documents and procedures used in the district are included. (MLF)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance Contracts, Purchasing
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Kurpis, Lada Helen; Hunter, James – Journal of Marketing Education, 2017
Business schools can increase their competitiveness by offering students intercultural skills development opportunities integrated into the traditional curricula. This article makes a contribution by proposing an approach to developing students' cultural intelligence that is based on the cultural intelligence (CQ) model, experiential learning…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Cross Cultural Studies
Carino, Mariano G. – 1972
Cost accounting principles and procedures provide students with sufficient background to apply cost accounting factors to service and manufacturing businesses. Overhead, materials, goods in process, and finished goods are emphasized. Students complete a practice set in the course, which has guidelines, performance objectives, learning activities…
Descriptors: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Business Education, Business Skills
O'Toole, Robert H. – School Business Affairs, 1997
Tucson (Arizona) Unified School District involved its entire work force in generating cost-saving maintenance strategies. Savings were made in carpenter and mower repair shops, evening programs, property control, grounds maintenance, custodial operations, food services, utilities, and rental space agreements. Replacing outdated equipment and…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Employee Responsibility
Chowdhury, Naser – ProQuest LLC, 2018
A renewed interest in cloud computing adoption has occurred in academic and industry settings because emerging technologies have strong links to cloud computing and Big Data technology. Big Data technology is driving cloud computing adoption in large business organizations. For cloud computing adoption to increase, cloud computing must transition…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Information Technology, Prediction, Models
Richardson, Daniel J. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The lag in information exchange and assimilation adoption experienced by modern primary care physicians in the conduct of evidence based medicine may be affecting health care system productivity and patient quality of care. Further, interest in whether or not information technology (IT) investments show an increase in business value has increased…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Strategic Planning, Physicians, Information Technology
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