Developing a Framework for a Viable Research University

Khairul Akmaliah Adham, Hasmiah Kasimin, Rosmah Mat Isa, Fatimah Othman, Faizah Ahmad

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Abstract

A research university is a multi-mission organisation involved in education, research, and innovation that supports both the social development and economic well-being of the society. Therefore, good management of a research university is of strategic importance. However, to date, extant literature has centred on the functional aspects of research universities (namely education, research, and commercialisation), and less on the systems view of university operations. To fill this lacuna in the literature, this study proposes a general systems framework for a viable research university. The study first reviews literature on the functions and purposes of research universities. It then utilises the viable system model (VSM) as a modelling tool to develop a systemic framework for viable research universities. This proposed framework allows a comprehensive view of the functions of research universities thereby helping university management develop the necessary capabilities and allocate the appropriate resources toward achieving its mission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-525
Number of pages23
JournalSystemic Practice and Action Research
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2015

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Keywords

  • Higher education
  • Research university
  • Systems thinking
  • Viable system model

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  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management

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Developing a Framework for a Viable Research University. / Adham, Khairul Akmaliah; Kasimin, Hasmiah; Mat Isa, Rosmah; Othman, Fatimah; Ahmad, Faizah.

In: Systemic Practice and Action Research, Vol. 28, No. 5, 10.10.2015, p. 503-525.

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Adham, Khairul Akmaliah ; Kasimin, Hasmiah ; Mat Isa, Rosmah ; Othman, Fatimah ; Ahmad, Faizah. / Developing a Framework for a Viable Research University. In: Systemic Practice and Action Research. 2015 ; Vol. 28, No. 5. pp. 503-525.
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