Journal of Administrative and Business Studies
Journal ISSN: 2414-309X
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Received: 1 February 2017
Accepted: 20 April 2017
Published: 30 June 2017
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  • A study on the application of institutional research to reinforce the financial function of senior high schools

Shu-Fang Lin, Yih-Jeng Lin, Ching-Ling Wu

Published online: 2017


Institutional Research has already developed more than 50 years in the United States and it contributes to produce evidence-based decisions and strategies for universities including planning, programs designing and financial decision-making. Today’s Taiwan is facing the challenges of low birth rate, parental choices, parent’s right to education and population urbanization. Low birth rate has direct and the most negative influence on school management among the above factors. Not only universities but all levels of schools in Taiwan are challenged how to manage and function well. Senior high schools in Taiwan generally left themselves behind the educational revolution before. However more and more administrators, teachers, parents and even students now have started to pay attention to the fierce revolution in education especially those critical and influential ones. Hence, we believe Institution Research concepts will start to root in the senior high schools in confronting the tough school affairs. In this paper, we try to apply institutional research to reinforce the financial function of senior high schools. This study contributes to exploring the potential and limitation of Institution Research on senior high schools’ financial function. A new vision of senior high schools’ financial management is hopefully to be created in this study.