Potential contributions of management science to expert information systems in schools

  • R. G. Taylor
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)


In this paper the author claims that a mature expert information system within educational management must incorporate the contributions of management science completely within the information system and transparent to the user/manager. Only by such a complete incorporation can the manager have the benefit of sophisticated underlying mathematical models in the analysis of data without first having to become well-schooled in the mathematics or fully aware of the questions that need to be asked. The marriage between management science and expert systems can thus allow the manager to concentrate on the problems of pedagogy, knowing that the information system will “automatically” provide the information he/she needs to make good decisions.


Management information systems operations research expert systems 


  1. Taylor, R. (1992) Decision science in the public sector: emphasis on applications to educational administration. Felicity Press, North Whitefield, ME, USA.Google Scholar
  2. Prof. Raymond G. Taylor is the president of OR/Ed Laboratories and professor of educational administration at North Carolina State University. He also holds appointments as an associate faculty member in Operations Research at NCSU and as a visiting associate to the Moscow Institute of Economics, Politics and Law.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. G. Taylor
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  1. 1.North Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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