ABCD Analysis Framework

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3. About ABCD Analysis

Various techniques are used to analyze the individual characteristics, system characteristics, effectiveness of a concept or idea, effectiveness of a strategy while studying the business value in the society. The individual characteristics or organizational effectiveness & strategies in a given environment can be studied using SWOT analysis, SWOC analysis, PEST analysis, McKinsey 7S framework, ICDT model, Portor 's five force model etc. Recently introduced business analysis framework called ABCD analysis framework [46] is suitable for analysing business concepts, business systems, technology, business models or business idea in terms of determining various factors for chosen determinant issues under four constructs called
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ABCD analysis framework is also used for analysing National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) accreditation process on higher education institutions [51]. The various features of the NAAC accreditation system is evaluated based on identifying and analyzing the advantages, benefits, constraints, and disadvantages of some of the chosen issues like organizational issues, Faculty performance issues, student development/progression issues, social/environmental/community engagement issues, Infrastructure And Learning resources, and Issues on Innovations Creativity and Best Practices. The affecting factors under these issues found out using focus group method and the constituent critical elements under each factor are identified. The result supported the logic of using ABCD analyzing technique in any System/concept performance…show more content…
Recently, another paper on “Study of New National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) System using ABCD Framework, is published in which the ranking system is evaluated using four constructs Advantages, Benefits, Constraints, and Disadvantages, this system consider all determinant issues in key areas through analyzing the major issues and identifying the critical constituent elements and concluded that NIRF provides a comprehensive ranking suitable for higher educational institutions and it takes care of many small and subtle aspects comparable to quality assessment criterion of National Assessment and Accreditation Council. [53].

Apart from using ABCD framework for Qualitative analysis, in several research studies, ABCD analysis is limited and simplified to only listing of various advantages, benefits, constraints, and disadvantages of either concept, models, systems, strategies, technology, or ideas [54-60]. These studies on ABCD listing can be analysed in detail using ABCD framework either qualitatively or quantitatively for further
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