The use of problem structuring methods to explore the functioning and management of a selected NGO

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Scott, Leanne en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Stewart, Theodor en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Anyogu, Alexander A en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-15T07:29:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-15T07:29:19Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Anyogu, A. 2007. The use of problem structuring methods to explore the functioning and management of a selected NGO. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7471
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 61-64). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Poverty eradication is one of the major challenges facing South Africa and the rest of the continent. Concern around poverty alleviation in South Africa encompasses lack of capacity as well as inefficiency in the management and administration of poverty alleviation projects. Therefore, poverty alleviation agencies ought to be mindful of the issues that could affect their organizational efficiency, especially issues around organizational management. Addressing issues of management amongst the poverty alleviation agencies is necessary to assist role players in the implementation of efficient and effective poverty alleviation programs. The research explored issues around the management structure of a selected non-government organisation (SHAWCO). The objective was to develop a shared understanding of the organizational structure, amongst the members of the management team, and identify (if any) inefficiencies within the structure of the organisation. Problem Structuring Methods have been identified as a collection of tools that assist decision makers in addressing complex societal problems, and seek to alleviate or improve situations characterized by uncertainty, conflict and complexity. The study used Problem Structuring Methods to investigate the possible difficulties SHAWCO is facing as a result of management inefficiency. Interviews were used to uncover issues around the functioning and management of the organization, and an interactive problem structuring workshop was later conducted to develop a shared understanding of the identified issues. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Operations Research in Development en_ZA
dc.title The use of problem structuring methods to explore the functioning and management of a selected NGO en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Statistical Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Anyogu, A. A. (2007). <i>The use of problem structuring methods to explore the functioning and management of a selected NGO</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Statistical Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7471 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Anyogu, Alexander A. <i>"The use of problem structuring methods to explore the functioning and management of a selected NGO."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Statistical Sciences, 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7471 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Anyogu AA. The use of problem structuring methods to explore the functioning and management of a selected NGO. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Statistical Sciences, 2007 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7471 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Anyogu, Alexander A AB - Poverty eradication is one of the major challenges facing South Africa and the rest of the continent. Concern around poverty alleviation in South Africa encompasses lack of capacity as well as inefficiency in the management and administration of poverty alleviation projects. Therefore, poverty alleviation agencies ought to be mindful of the issues that could affect their organizational efficiency, especially issues around organizational management. Addressing issues of management amongst the poverty alleviation agencies is necessary to assist role players in the implementation of efficient and effective poverty alleviation programs. The research explored issues around the management structure of a selected non-government organisation (SHAWCO). The objective was to develop a shared understanding of the organizational structure, amongst the members of the management team, and identify (if any) inefficiencies within the structure of the organisation. Problem Structuring Methods have been identified as a collection of tools that assist decision makers in addressing complex societal problems, and seek to alleviate or improve situations characterized by uncertainty, conflict and complexity. The study used Problem Structuring Methods to investigate the possible difficulties SHAWCO is facing as a result of management inefficiency. Interviews were used to uncover issues around the functioning and management of the organization, and an interactive problem structuring workshop was later conducted to develop a shared understanding of the identified issues. DA - 2007 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2007 T1 - The use of problem structuring methods to explore the functioning and management of a selected NGO TI - The use of problem structuring methods to explore the functioning and management of a selected NGO UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7471 ER - en_ZA


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