Innovation management framework for higher education institutions: Application in a case study

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Some academic works aiming to ease the development of innovation management in higher education teaching institutions have been elaborated since the beginnings of the 21st century. However, this process has been approached at the conceptual level only. Advancing in this context this paper aims to analyze innovation management at a higher education teaching institution, focusing on its technological activities and capabilities via the application of a new analytical frame. As methodological approach this work is a case study having the University of Fortaleza - UNIFOR as the case. By analyzing UNIFOR technological activities we were able to understand its current level of development, highlighting the most developed activities as well as its perceived limitations in terms of capabilities. To conclude we can emphasize that the analysis of innovation management conceiving technological activities and capabilities evidence the applicability and relevance of empirical studies considering higher education institutions as important operators on innovation systems.


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Machado, D. de Q., Matos, F. R. N., Sena, A. M. C. de, & Ipiranga, A. S. R. (2017). Innovation management framework for higher education institutions: Application in a case study. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 25, 104.
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Diego de Queiroz Machado, Universidade Federal do Ceará

Professor adjunto na Faculdade de Economia, Administração, Atuária, Contabilidade e Secretariado (FEAAC) da Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC). Doutor em Administração da Universidade de Fortaleza - UNIFOR.

Fátima Regina Ney Matos, Universidade Potiguar Instituto de Educação Superior Miguel Torga

Professora auxiliar do Instituto Superior Miguel Torga (ISMT), em Coimbra, e professora titular da Universidade Potiguar (UnP). Doutora em Administração pela Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE).

Augusto Marcos Carvalho de Sena, Universidade de Fortaleza e Universidade Federal do Ceará

Professor titular do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Administração de Empresas da Universidade de Fortaleza (Unifor) e professor associado IV do Departamento de Economia Aplicada da Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC). Ph.D. em Economia pela University of New Hampshire, EUA.

Ana Silvia Rocha Ipiranga, Universidade Estadual do Ceará

Professora adjunta da Universidade Estadual do Ceará (UECE). Doutora em Psicologia do Trabalho e da Organização pela Università Alma Mater Studiorum di Bologna, na Itália, e Pós-Doutora em Administração pela EBAPE-FVG.

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