Incentive-based Budgeting Systems in Public Universities

Incentive-based Budgeting Systems in Public Universities

By: Douglas M. Priest (author)Hardback

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Financial incentives play an important role in the behaviour of public institutions of higher education. This title examines alternative uses of these financial incentives, and reviews the consequences of their implementation. The book explores areas including: faculty behaviour in an incentive-based environment; effects on teaching; evaluation of decentralized approaches to budgeting; efficiency implications at the state level; and the ramifications of revenue flux on institutional behaviour. Case studies from the University of Toronto, the University of Michigan and Indiana University are also presented, and the volume concludes with recommendations regarding possible implementation strategies.

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Why incentive-based budgeting systems in the public sector and why now?, Douglas M. Priest, William E. Becker, Don Hossler, Edward P. St John. Overview: the case, if any, for responsibility centre budgeting, Edward L. Whalen; the efficiency of responsibility centre management within state universities, John Douglas Wilson; revenue flux and university behaviour, Larry L. Leslie, Ronald L. Oaxaca, Gary Rhoades. Case studies: responsibility centre budgeting and management at Indiana University, Kenneth R.R. Gros Louis, Maynard Thompson; responsibility centre budgeting at the University of Toronto, Daniel W. Lang; activity-based budgeting at the University of Michigan, Paul N. Courant, Marilyn Knepp. Effects and lessons: budget incentive structures and the improvement of college teaching, Michael B. Paulsen, Edward P. St John; reward structures and faculty behaviour under responsibility centre management, William E. Becker, Neil D. Theobald; using performance indicators to evaluate decentralized budgeting systems and institutional performance, Robert K. Toutkoushian, Cherry Danielson; incentive-based budgeting - an evolving approach, Douglas M. Priest, Edward P. St John, William Tobin.

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/10/2002
  • ISBN13: 9781843761709
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781843761709
  • weight: 540
  • ISBN10: 184376170X

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