Masters Theses

Author

Mihir Gokhale

Abstract

"The selection of an appropriate strategy is critical for a university's success, and each university needs to capitalize on its own specialties and competencies for a competitive advantage. Strategy creation and planning in universities is generally a collective effort which relies on consensus. It is a complex process involving the setting of objectives and goals to achieve the strategic vision, and an analysis tool for evaluating and comparing different options and prioritizing objectives and goals is required. A high deductive capacity is necessary for aggregating the different trade-offs while prioritizing, which is challenging for a human mind. This thesis demonstrates the use of the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) as a structured approach to such decision making, which allows trade-offs to be considered in a systematic manner"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Myers, Donald D., 1939-2009

Committee Member(s)

Daughton, William
Nystrom, Halvard E.

Department(s)

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Engineering Management

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2007

Pagination

ix, 101 pages

Geographic Coverage

Missouri

Rights

© 2007 Mihir Gokhale, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Decision making -- Mathematical models
Strategic planning -- Case studies
Universities and colleges -- Decision making -- Missouri

Thesis Number

T 9368

Print OCLC #

261124085

Electronic OCLC #

226372555

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