Lean business schools: a case study of lean implementation in higher education

T. Sinha, Jackie Seymour, Eric De Greef

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Abstract

Following the recent UK spending review (20/10/10), public sector funding is coming under immense pressure, and all public services have been targeted for cuts. The sense of urgency for evaluating and developing appropriate models for improvement in public services has reached all of the sector. The efficiency agenda will need new applications of operations management models, concepts and theories, and for them to be made more accessible to the culture and language of the public sector. The transfer of best practice in the guise of ‘knowledge transfer’ and benchmarking have been successful in developing and assisting in the transition of these models, concepts and theories from the private to public sector. This paper aims to develop a framework for the implementation of lean concepts in Higher Education, and asks ‘What are the key enablers and challenges for implementing lean in Higher Education Institutions? This will be explored using empirical studies in a large HE institution.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event18th EurOMA Conference - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jul 20116 Jul 2011

Conference

Conference18th EurOMA Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period3/07/116/07/11

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