Academic journal article Asian Social Science

The Development of the Assessment Methods of the Organizational Potential of the Institutions of High Education

Academic journal article Asian Social Science

The Development of the Assessment Methods of the Organizational Potential of the Institutions of High Education

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Abstract

In strategic documents of the Russian Federation the development of education is considered as one of the objectives of socio-economic development of the country. Nowadays, despite the considerable interest of the scientific community to the problem of the effectiveness of higher education institutions, there are no scientific studies to enable a comprehensive approach to the assessment of the organizational capacity of universities. The purpose of this article is to solve the most important managerial task through the development of a methodology for assessing the institutional capacity of higher education institutions. The article contains a critical analysis of the approaches to the assessment of the effectiveness carried out in practice in the institutions of higher education.

It was settled that organizational potential is the basic element of the mechanism, which enables to enhance the operating benefits of institutions of high education. The author's approach to the organizational potential structuring of the university is suggested. The organizational potential assessment method enables to take into account the cumulative effect of many factors on the operating benefits of the university management. The functioning of the proposed methods in the managerial practice will favour accumulation of the organizational potential of the universities and improve the efficiency of their work. The study developed the methods with the following characteristics: firstly, it provides the possibility of considering the institution of high education as a subject of market relations and the use of many factors that can be later supplemented in calculation; secondly, there is a possibility to take into account territorial characteristics of the regions in which universities operate when calculating the effectiveness of universities; thirdly, the technique allows not only to determine the level of private indicators characterizing the efficiency of organizational potential, but also to identify existing reserves of development, to identify key factors that have the greatest impact on the effectiveness of the university activities, united on a territorial basis, and to compare the objects of study.

Keywords: university, organizational potential, university management, assessment methods, operating benefits

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1. Introduction

Today we can confirm that Russia has finally taken the road of innovative market economy and the integration into the global economic system. In this regard, there is urgent necessity to work out management concepts of the key areas of socio-economic life, which form the prospects of the efficient and sustainable development of the country hereafter. One of the most important spheres in this regard is higher education and training-the key link in the cycle "education-a technological breakthrough-economic growth-well-being." In policy documents of the Russian Federation in the field of economics, innovation, national security the development of education is considered as one of the tasks of socio-economic development of the state.

It is indisputable that under present conditions the problem of the management and strategy formation becomes essential. The attained level of the university efficiency depends not only on external factors (regulatory framework, public support, etc.), but also on the level of their organizational potential. The importance of the university management in new economic conditions has risen manifold because, on the one hand, new decisions relate to the survival of the university in a market economy, and on the other hand-provide the foundation for the work in terms of innovative development of the economy.

We consider the organizational potential of the universities to be the basic element of a mechanism which enables to assess the possibility of the strategy implementation, its goals and objectives.

There are no scientific studies which enable a comprehensive approach to the assessment of the organizational potential of the universities. …

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