Management Science Update--A Goal Programming Model for Academic Resource Allocation

The general resource allocation planning model presented in this study demonstrated the application potential of goal programming to complex decision problems in university management. The approach allowed for the analysis of multiple, competitive, and often conflicting objectives and for experimentation with various goal levels and priorities within a college. "This study was published when the institutions of higher education were beginning to feel severe financial problems and program contractions, following enormous program expansions and generous financial supports experienced in the early 1960s. Institutions were increasingly required to present clear justifications for budget requests in terms of viable goals, alternatives, and expected results. Thus, institutions were searching for ideas and methods that could be used for efficient resource allocation, not only for external justification but also for the internal decision-making process. The goal programming approach allows the institution to effectively plan the resource allocation process for multiple objectives, while incorporating unique institutional factors, bureaucratic decision structures, and the administrators' own judgments into the

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Article Title: Management Science Update--A Goal Programming Model for Academic Resource Allocation
Journal: Management Science (1980)
Vol. 26, No. 12
Author(s): Lee, Sang M
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Lee, Sang M
Lee, Sang M
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