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Tuchman, Gaye – Thought & Action, 2011
For at least 30 years, professional work has been changing. Even such once-elite professionals as doctors, lawyers, and professors have become subject to significant control. Single-practitioner medical practices have given way to group practices subject to the rules of insurance plans; lawyers join mammoth firms where paralegals time the steps…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Productivity, College Faculty, College Administration
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Cankar, Stanka Setnikar; Cankar, Franc – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
A two-year project was organised to promote creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship for young people in eight Slovenian regions. The project's aim was to train teacher-mentors, who then trained pupils and worked with them and local community representatives to carry out projects. The paper presents the findings of a project that monitored the…
Descriptors: Innovation, Foreign Countries, Creative Thinking, Problem Solving
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Jackson, Jim – Tech Directions, 2013
In this article, the author describes a program that he says has "made being smart cool." "FIRST" (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics has made a significant contribution toward progress in advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses and STEM careers with young people. "FIRST" Robotics…
Descriptors: Robotics, STEM Education, After School Programs, Secondary School Students
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Oduoza, Chike F. – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2009
In these days of radical contraction of funding and expansion in student numbers, universities are under pressure to prioritise their resources, as well as to achieve effective costing and pricing to support judgement and decision making for funding and any external work undertaken. This study reviews costing, pricing and income measurement in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Resource Allocation
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Nuthall, P. L.; Old, K. M. – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2017
Purpose: Despite the benefits of early planning for business succession, and plan implementation, many owners/managers fail to act expeditiously. Factors such as a reluctance to accept ageing, a concern over the risks involved and inappropriate objectives may be causative. This research moves towards explaining this reluctance and, consequently,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Farm Management, Planning
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Whitelock, Vincent G. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2020
This paper presents a hands-on simulation that is conducted in an introductory integrated supply chain management course using enterprise resource planning concepts associated with the Cash-to-Cash Manufacturing Operating Cycle. More specifically, this activity simulates the activities in the procure-to-pay, plan-to-produce, and order-to-cash…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Simulation
Harney, John O. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The "New England Journal of Higher Education" ("NEJHE") Executive Editor John O. Harney had the chance to catch up with Lasell College President Michael Alexander about the small Newton, Massachusetts, college's plans to challenge the higher education business model. The interview is presented in this article.
Descriptors: College Presidents, Higher Education, Value Judgment, College Students
Scott-Kemmis, Don – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2017
In the context of ongoing globalisation and faster technological change, economies are becoming more entrepreneurial and more knowledge-intensive. Entrepreneurial economies and societies require institutions, organisations, regulations and relationships different from those of the industrial societies of the late twentieth century. Consequently,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Entrepreneurship, Foreign Countries, Literature Reviews
Dimattina, Cara – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2009
In a study by the World Bank in 1993, "Skills for Productivity: Vocational Education and Training in Developing Countries," researchers found that skill training in the rural and urban informal sectors in developing countries may contribute more to the alleviation of poverty than training for modern sector wage employment. They also…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Developing Nations, Nongovernmental Organizations, Vocational Education
Simkins, Michael – Technology & Learning, 2007
Education is not a business! That's a typical response when anyone suggests that public schools should behave more like businesses. While this is true, one indisputable fact about businesses is that inefficiency equals failure. Education stands to benefit from the same survival tactics as its private sector counterparts. This article presents ten…
Descriptors: Private Sector, Business, Educational Finance, Public Schools
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Onodugo, Vincent; Onodugo, Chris Ifeanyi – African Educational Research Journal, 2015
Entrepreneur development takes place within a framework of forces that constitute the system environment, which are either external or internal. A critical issue in the entrepreneurial development and growth is firms' ability to adapt to their strategies to a rapidly changing system environment to which the entrepreneurs' role is critical to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Entrepreneurship
Wyoming Community College Commission, 2017
In 2009, the Wyoming Community College Commission was tasked to create a blue-ribbon panel that would forge a Strategic Plan for the Community College System as a whole. This 5 year strategic plan will serve as a road map moving forward, barring any new legislative, commission or federal requirements that may require a change in the agency's…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Strategic Planning, Educational Administration, Budgets
Crawford, Heather; Wiest, Lynda – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2011
A perpetual dilemma of schooling is how to help students develop skills needed for everyday life, including the work world. Quantitative literacy, also called numeracy, involves an ability to apply essential mathematics skills to authentic or near-authentic tasks. Carefully planned classroom activities can help students develop these important…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Numeracy, Mathematics Skills
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Simyar, Farhad; Osuji, Louis – Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 2015
In the face of stiff completion for scarce funds to effectively navigate the affairs of business schools, college deans have to come up with strategic plans to ensure that various opinions and inputs of stake holders including faculty and staff are accommodated. Additionally, such deans are expected to come up with goals and objectives designed to…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Business Administration Education, Deans, College Administration
Eichman, Bruce W. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Organizational executives are concerned with the insufficient alignment of Information Technology (IT) investments to achieve computed based information systems effectiveness. Survey results of senior executives determined that in spite of applying enormous amounts of resources and energy attempting to prioritize and effectively align these…
Descriptors: Outsourcing, Correlation, Information Technology, Administrator Surveys
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