This book explores the resource allocation process in contemporary private research universities through six richly detailed case studies. It includes an extensive discussion of historical approaches to university resource allocation. The cases are based on in-depth interviews with university presidents, provosts, deans financial officers, and department chairs. The evolution of university resource allocation systems is discussed in relation to institutional history, mission, culture, priorities, leadership, and prevailing financial condition.
Today s most prominent thought leaders weigh in on the learning paradigm, calling for institutional change and responsibility for learning positive outcomes. This book helps leaders develop structures and processes that allow for more flexibility and creativity. Explore all facets of the learning paradigm from developing a change-receptive environment and engaging constituencies to strategic planning, governance, and more."
In China, the government controls a large part of resources, such as land, energy, bank savings, and so on. This book studies the efficiency and fairness of resources allocation by governmental administration in China. The book states that it is neither fair nor efficient to allocate resources by the governmental administrations. These resources should be allocated by the market.The book analyzes the resources allocation by government administration in three key areas namely education, health care, and land. A quantitive analysis is developed for describing more precisely the situation of unfairness in fiscal resources allocation. This book also describes how ordinary people address the misposition of resources by governmental administrations by migrating from the provinces with less resources to the provinces with more resources in education or health care. Thus, the book concludes that the actual allocation of resources is determined by the interactions between ordinary people and the government.
The Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor, and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic.