APPLICATION OF THE NETWORK-CENTER APPROACH IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
The origin of the term “network-centricism” and its meaning are considered in the article. The essence of the network-valuation approach as the basis of the network-centric concept is considered. The features of control of complex systems based on the network-centric approach are determined. It is proposed to use the network-centric approach to managing the activities of higher education institutions, in particular their information and communication support aimed at achieving the planned goals, namely achieving sustainable development of higher education institutions. The features of application of the network-centric approach in the management of information and communication support of sustainable development of higher education institutions in the construction of the information and communication network are determined. The advantages of using the network-centric approach in managing the activities of higher education institutions are considered, as well as the problems that may arise when applying this approach.
On the basis of the conducted research, it is concluded that it is necessary to use the network-centric approach to managing the activities of higher education institutions as an alternative to traditional approaches to management. A feature of this approach is the delegation of a significant number of lower-level decision-making powers to the managerial hierarchy of higher education institutions. It is the application of the network-centric approach to managing the activities of higher education institutions that will help them achieve sustainable development in the current uncertainty.
The practical significance of the research is to determine the need to build a system for managing information and communication support for the sustainable development of higher education institutions based on the basic principles of a network-centered approach using a multi-level, branched information and communication network.