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

Diego de Queiroz Machado, Fátima Regina Ney Matos, Augusto Marcos Carvalho de Sena, Ana Silvia Rocha Ipiranga


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.


innovation management; technological capabilities; higher education institutions; framework; case study


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