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ERIC Number: EJ1027224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Formulation of Higher Education Institutional Strategy Using Operational Research Approaches
Labib, Ashraf; Read, Martin; Gladstone-Millar, Charlotte; Tonge, Richard; Smith, David
Studies in Higher Education, v39 n5 p885-904 2014
In this paper a framework is proposed for the formulation of a higher education institutional (HEI) strategy. This work provides a practical example, through a case study, to demonstrate how the proposed framework can be applied to the issue of formulation of HEI strategy. The proposed hybrid model is based on two operational research methodologies. These techniques help to formulate a strategic decision-making model which represents different factors and alternatives, assess their priorities, and provide a decision-making mechanism. In addition, our proposed approach incorporates derived global priorities of strategic options in order to optimise different types of resources. The proposed model is dynamic in that it adapts to changing economic and environmental conditions and hence has the capability to provide "what-if" analysis. The framework is applied in the context of strategic decision-making for a business school and involves key stakeholders who have responsibilities for strategic functions within the HEI and the school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom