Institutional Governance, Leadership and Management of Research for Innovation and Development

  • Fabiana Barros de Barros
  • Leo Goedegebuure
  • V. Lynn Meek
  • Alan Pettigrew


Higher education institutions undertake a significant portion of a country’s research effort. Basic and applied research, the development of human capital, in particular through doctoral education, and knowledge transfer processes are key university contributions within national innovation policies and strategies. In particular, basic research, which over the long term provides the foundation for innovation, takes place predominantly in publicly funded universities and research laboratories. Also, these institutions have primary responsibility for public good research that often does not attract direct economic interest but nonetheless is fundamental to the health and well-being of society, such as many forms of public health research. Yet how policy-making affects academic research and how higher education institutions are responding and adapting to new national innovation policies and priorities remain complex, not well understood and at times contested issues. The social contract governing the effective steering of systems and their research-intensive institutions is challenged by new demands posed by broader rationales concerning global economic competitiveness, scientific mobility and national security in both developed and developing nations.


High Education Institution Research Management High Education System Academic Profession International Research Collaboration 
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  • Fabiana Barros de Barros
  • Leo Goedegebuure
  • V. Lynn Meek
  • Alan Pettigrew

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