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Squilla, Brian; Lee, Jenna; Steil, Andrew – Journal of Research Administration, 2017
The private sector has been moving toward the idea of consolidating administrative functions within organizations since the 1980s. While this sector has traditionally implemented shared services with cost reduction in mind, traditionally through economies of scale, many universities across the country have begun to explore the concept of managing…
Descriptors: Universities, Administrative Organization, Shared Resources and Services, Educational Research
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Spooner, Catherine; Lavey, Lisa; Mukuka, Chilandu; Eames-Brown, Rosslyn – Journal of Research Administration, 2016
Funding multi-institution centers of research excellence (CREs) has become a common means of supporting collaborative partnerships to address specific research topics. However, there is little guidance for those planning or managing a multi-institution CRE, which faces specific challenges not faced by single-institution research centers. We…
Descriptors: Research and Development Centers, Institutional Cooperation, Institutional Administration, Qualitative Research
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Nguyen, T. L. Huong; Meek, Vincent Lynn – Journal of Research Administration, 2015
University research capacity building has now become an increasingly important task in both developed and less developed countries. In this capacity building endeavour, research late-developer universities in particular need to develop a sound research organizational structure. However, what elements are needed in organizing and structuring…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Performance Factors, Capacity Building, College Administration
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Nickson, Alicen – Journal of Research Administration, 2014
New Managerialism (NM) has been used as an analytical framework to help understand the changes within the UK Higher Education Sector. This project sought to extend that work by undertaking a case study of an English university. Using the theory of NM, the study combined organisational description, strategic document review and in-depth interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Commercialization, Higher Education, Qualitative Research
Atkinson, Timothy N.; Butler, Jesse W. – Journal of Research Administration, 2012
The following article argues that the research compliance system has some flaws that should be addressed, particularly with regard to excessive emphasis of and reliance upon formal regulations in research administration. Ethical formalism, understood here as the use of formal rules for the determination of behavior, is not an optimal perspective…
Descriptors: Ethics, Research Administration, Compliance (Legal), Administrative Organization
Gabriele, Edward F. – Journal of Research Administration, 2011
In the last decades there has arisen a greater awareness of the ever present need for critical academic reflection on the nature of ethics leadership and committees in research, healthcare, and organizational systems. Yet what is meant by ethics itself? How is ethics understood as a historical phenomenon? What challenges must ethics leaders face…
Descriptors: Ethics, Leadership, Self Concept, Reputation
Olivarius, Niels de Fine; Kousgaard, Marius Brostrom; Reventlow, Susanne; Quelle, Dan Grevelund; Tulinius, Charlotte – Journal of Research Administration, 2010
Professional, knowledge-based institutions have a particular form of organization and culture that makes special demands on the strategic planning supervised by research administrators and managers. A model for dynamic strategic planning based on a pragmatic utilization of the multitude of strategy models was used in a small university-affiliated…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Knowledge Management, Strategic Planning, Motivation
Sa, Creso M. – Journal of Research Administration, 2008
This paper examines the characteristics and organizational issues associated with university-based research centers. The first section sketches general characteristics and functions of centers. The second section examines major issues concerning the organization of centers, including funding and sustainability, center autonomy, and relations with…
Descriptors: Research and Development Centers, Universities, Institutional Autonomy, Financial Support
Cole, Sharon Stewart – Journal of Research Administration, 2007
The purpose of this Delphi study was to gather expert opinions and recommendations for change in the research administration system to bring about growth and collaboration. This study was deemed important because at the heart of every system is the fact that individuals need each other to continue to exist. The results of the Delphi study give…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Opinions, Educational Change, Cooperation
Mazonde, Isaac N.; Jackson-Malete, Jose; Sugarman, Jeremy – Journal of Research Administration, 2007
It is globally expected that universities will ensure that policies guiding researchers' conduct are in place and adhered to. This expectation is not waived in developing countries. Successful implementation of an ethics policy is facilitated by an appropriate national regulatory framework on which to base the argument for compliance. However, it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research Administration, Governance