Multidimensional Framework for the Analysis of Innovations at Universities in Catalonia

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The purpose of this paper is to contribute to a better understanding of the nature of change processes and dynamics at Catalan universities. A multidimensional approach was adopted to examine the change processes and to analyse organizational innovation in higher education. The paper draws involved in each particular innovation. Analysis of these innovations has led to the identification of common characteristics and a proposal for a multidimensional framework for future innovation analysis. Finally, the innovation cases analysed highlighted interactions between three innovation characteristics, defined as scope (number of people involved), nature (organizational or curricular) and term (short, medium or long).

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TOMAS, M., & CASTRO, D. (2011). Multidimensional Framework for the Analysis of Innovations at Universities in Catalonia. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 19, 27. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v19n27.2011
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Marina TOMAS, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

 

Dr. Marina Tomàs

Departament Pedagogia Aplicada

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Edifici G-6

08173- Bellaterra (Spain)

marina.tomas@uab.cat

tel. +3493 581 3197

fax. +3493 581 3052

PhD. in Education. Senior Lecturer in Educational Administration and Leadership at UAB since 1992. She is director of the Change of Culture in Higher Education Institutions’ research group and she is particularly interested in Higher Education organizational culture.

Diego CASTRO, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Dr. Diego Castro

Departament Pedagogia Aplicada

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

Edifici G-6

08173- Bellaterra (Spain)

diego.castro@uab.cat

tel. +3493 581 2235

fax. +3493 581 3052

PhD in Education. Junior Lecturer in Educational Administration at UAB. Member of the Change of Culture in Higher Education Institutions’ research group. He has conducted research into the role of the academic managers in HE.