Managing Minds: The Challenges of Current Research Information Systems for Improving University Performance

Gad Yair*

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Abstract

This chapter describes the failure of Current Research Information Systems (CRIS) to modernize routine managerial tasks involved in academic administration. It argues that most universities maintain traditional decision-making procedures in regards to hiring, promotions, preparation of annual reports, and submission of portfolios for accreditation and assessment. I argue that developers of CRIS programs failed to appreciate the tasks of academic management. At the same time, management teams seem reluctant to change traditional academic practices. I discuss reasons for this disconnect and suggest ways to close the gap so as to modernize academic decision-making in universities.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science
PublisherSpringer
Pages117-130
Number of pages14
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science
Volume309
ISSN (Print)0884-8289
ISSN (Electronic)2214-7934

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Keywords

  • Academic management
  • Current Research Information Systems (CRIS)
  • Higher education

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