Volodin Viktor Mikhaylovich, Doctor of economic sciences, professor, dean of the Faculty of economics and administration, Penza State University (40 Krasnaya street, Penza, Russia), firstname.lastname@example.org
Surovitskaya Galina Vladimirovna, Doctor of economic sciences, associate professor, deputy head of the Quality management department, Penza State University (40 Krasnaya street, Penza, Russia), email@example.com
Kochergin Aleksandr Valer'evich, Postgraduate student, Russian State University of Innovative Technologies
and Entrepreneurship (9 Novaya Basmannaya street, Moscow, Russia), firstname.lastname@example.org
Background. Structural transformations in the system of higher education of Russia, connected with the allocation of a group of leading universities and reorganization of a number of universities, necessitate the development of theoretical and methodological basis for ensuring the competitiveness of universities in the new conditions. One of the traditional and at the same time pressing problems in the system of higher education is the problem of inadequate planning. The purpose of the work is to analyze the contents and effectiveness of planning mechanisms at Russian universities.
Materials and methods. Implementation of the research objectives was achieved on the basis of the benchmarking analysis of results of the activity of universities with different status. A special place in the present study is taken by the correlation analysis of data on the effectiveness of activity planning at the reorganized universities by the example of the Penza State University. Methodological potential includes the abstract-logical and economic-statistical methods, including the methods of peer review and benchmarking analysis that allow to identify approaches to planning in a particular University, to compare its content and efficiency in the development of mechanisms of innovative activity management.
Results. The authors analyzed the peculiarities of the process and the project approaches to the planning of university activities as well as the effectiveness of planning processes at classical universities of the Volga Federal district with different status. There is a considerable correlation between the degree of perfection of planning processes at the reorganized universities and the results of their innovative activities. The authors also examined the ways to improve the effectiveness of project planning.
Conclusions. The study of the peculiarities of the process and the project planning at universities allows them to realize the reasons for its ineffectiveness, identify relevant aspects of the methodology of planning and development trends, identify areas for improvement in the procedures of innovative activity planning, consider the experience of creation of project offices in the organization of a virtual project office for general use.
university, reorganization, process planning, project planning, quality management system, program of strategic development.
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