Educational Futures

Higher Education Management and Operational Research

Demonstrating New Practices and Metaphors

Editors: Bell, Gary, Warwick, Jon, Galbraith, Peter (Eds.)

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Higher Education in the UK operates in a rapidly changing and highly complex environment. Universities need to adapt quickly to this environment and managers must begin to explore ‘new angles’ and approaches in addressing the challenges they are now facing. This book offers a tool box of metaphors and associative Operational Research (OR) approaches. Metaphors are a powerful ‘way of seeing’ but also ‘a way of not seeing’. Furthermore, the OR discipline has significantly evolved over the last 30 years which has led to the emergence of three distinctive intellectual areas, namely Hard OR, Soft OR and Methodological Pluralism OR. Drawing on these intellectual areas and on the experience of educational and OR practitioners, the book highlights the use of various OR approaches to a variety of complex and uncertain problems encountered in higher education management. The book aims to explore ‘new perspectives’ in HE management thinking and to describe and illustrate the use of OR methodologies, methods and techniques in helping HE managers to make informed management decisions.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • The Need for New Higher Education Management Practices and Metaphors

    Bell, Gary (et al.)

    Pages 3-28

  • Do Industrial Approaches to Quality Management And Performance Indicators Work for Higher Education?

    Clare, Christopher

    Pages 31-47

  • Higher Education Management and University Culture

    Elliott, Geoffrey

    Pages 49-63

  • Rethinking Learning in the 21st Century

    Quinton, Stephen R

    Pages 65-77

  • The Funding of Higher Education in England

    Hicks, Stephen

    Pages 79-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education Management and Operational Research
Book Subtitle
Demonstrating New Practices and Metaphors
Editors
  • Gary Bell
  • Jon Warwick
  • Peter Galbraith
Series Title
Educational Futures
Series Volume
54
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-976-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-976-3
Series ISSN
2214-9864
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 292
Topics