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ERIC Number: EJ937277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1090-8811
Graduating Organizations and Communities as a Unique Approach for Higher Education: Creating Value for an Institution and All in Its Ecosystem
Kaufman, Roger; Villanueva, Gonzalo Rodriguez; Bernardez, Mariano
Performance Improvement, v50 n5 p15-20 May-Jun 2011
A university can decide to react to the ebb and flow of worldwide economies or set out to better secure its future by controlling its own destiny and helping make itself more secure as it contributes to learners, faculty, and staff while also adding value to external stakeholders. Following a Mega focus on adding value to society, universities can create social capital by incubating and "graduating" not just individuals but organizations. This article discusses how the Sonora Institute of Technology implemented this new approach and developed the South of Sonora corridor, improving self-sufficiency, quality of life, and other social indicators by creating new companies and hundreds of high-quality jobs. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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