The Coordination of Programs of Studies in a Business School : a Matrix Approach : Is Coordination Merely an Operational Issue?
The purpose of this paper is not to come with "a ready for use solution" but to raise some questions that help a better understanding of the various dimensions related to the coordination in such organizations. More particulary, it will to give astrategic management perspective rather than the traditional operational approach. Finally, it will explore and outline a possible alternative, when the existing functioning process needs to be improved. In order to guide our thoughts it will refer main theoretical management models defined respectively by Michael Porter (competitive analysis), by Hamel and Prahalad (core competencies) and by Henri Mintzberg (organizational configurations). Undoubtedly, many other management models exist among which BCG, SWOT, Marketing mix, Kay's distinctive capabilities, etc. Each of them focuses on one or another aspect of strategic management (market competitiveness, innovation, organization etc.) and could have been applied with relevance but it was necessary to choose of them which could best illustrate our purpose. (fragment of text)
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