The Socio-Technical Balanced Scorecard for Assessing a Public University

Trevor Wood-Harper, Ramanjit Singh, E. Alkhalifa (Editor)

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    The socio-technical theory is concerned with humanistic welfare paradigm. The socio-technical prin- ciples aim to improve redundant jobs and thereby benefit human work lives. Hence, jobs are enriched using flexible work methods, empowerment strategies and new technologies. Balanced scorecard is a framework that measures whether the firm is meeting its objectives in terms of vision and strategy. It assesses four perspectives: financial, customer, internal business processes and innovation & learning. Even though the balanced scorecard has proven to be beneficial in the for-profit organizations of the past, most non-profit organizations were unable to utilize the balanced scorecard. The original configuration of balanced scorecard placed financial goals on the top of the hierarchy and since maximizing shareholder wealth is not the main objective for most non-profit organizations, it was not widely applied by these organizations. Since non-profit organizations usually operate to maximize the well-being of the society, socio-technical work design principles may receive a greater acceptance in these organizations than in for-profit organizations. Thus, a socio-technical balanced scorecard for the non-profit organizations will be formulated with an emphasis on employee perspective and a public university wide assessment will be proposed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationE-Strategies for Resource Management Systems: Planning and Implementation
    Place of PublicationHershey, PA.
    PublisherIGI Press
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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