Handbook of Research on Enhancing Innovation in Higher Education Institutions

Handbook of Research on Enhancing Innovation in Higher Education Institutions

Verica Babić (University of Kragujevac, Serbia) and Zlatko Nedelko (University of Maribor, Slovenia)
Release Date: March, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 695
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2708-5
ISBN13: 9781799827085|ISBN10: 1799827089|EISBN13: 9781799827092
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Innovation in higher education is a process of institutional adaptation to changes in the environment that enables higher education institutions to improve their existing practice and to be innovative at different levels and in different forms. Moreover, innovativeness is also related to internal characteristics of higher education institutions. Innovation in higher education can be observed as a result of the changing contexts in which higher education institutions function. Adjacently, a comprehensive approach to considering innovativeness is needed in order to enable the examination of different elements of innovativeness in higher education, that is, to identify the key factors that (de)stimulate innovations and affect their interactions with other relevant stakeholders at the national level and beyond.

The Handbook of Research on Enhancing Innovation in Higher Education Institutions is a critical scholarly book that examines innovativeness in higher education and its complications and diversity. Starting from the view that higher education is currently confronted by global forces that require new research ideas, the publication suggests that comprehensive understanding of innovativeness is imperative for higher education’s institutions in the 21st century. Analyzing the recognized trends within the publication and concluding which aspects should be taken to improve innovativeness in higher education, this reference book outlines quality and innovation in teaching, innovative university-business cooperation, institutional framework and governance of higher education institutions, knowledge management, and leadership and organizational culture. It is ideal for curriculum designers, administrators, researchers, policymakers, academicians, professionals, and students.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Accreditation
  • Computer Science
  • Computer-Aided Learning
  • Curriculum Development
  • Cybernetics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
  • Higher Education
  • Leadership Education
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Social Responsibility
  • Student Engagement
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Editor Biographies

Verica Babic is a full professor and head of the Department of Business Administration at the Faculty of Economics University of Kragujevac, Serbia. She teaches courses at undergraduate studies (Introduction to Management and Decision Theory) at graduate level (Corporate Governance, Public Sector Management) and PhD level (Corporate Governance Theory). Her research interests are corporate governance, leadership, entrepreneurship, innovativeness and knowledge management. In last ten years, she has published fifteen articles in scientific journals, eighteen book chapters, more than twenty papers in proceedings from international scientific conferences, and has edited and co-edited several books. During her academic career, she was awarded several national and international (Fulbright, Austrian Government, EU) research grants, employing over fifty researches. She was engaged in lot of projects that deal with higher education, innovativeness and entrepreneurship. She was coordinator of international research project Innovativeness in Higher Education in Slovenia and Serbia: Comparative Research and Exchange of Good Practices, SL, RS grant.

Zlatko Nedelko, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business, Department of Management and Organization, Slovenia. His main research interests are management, leadership, business ethics, social responsibility, transitional issues and innovativeness. He was a visiting researcher at Department of Management and Organizational Behavior, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria (2012), and at Vilnius Gedminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania (2014). In 2019 he was a visiting professor at Obuda University, Budapest, Hungary. He has published his articles in peer reviewed scholarly journals including but not limited to the “Journal for East European Management Studies,” the “International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management,” the “Journal of Business Economics and Management,” “Transformations in Business and Economics,” “Engineering Economics, System Practice and Action Research,” “E+M,” “Systems research and behavioral science,” the “Journal of enterprising communities, the Journal of Knowledge Economy, Management,” and “Actual problems of Economics.” He also co-authored books with Pearson, Palgrave Macmillan, IGI Global. He led several projects funded by Slovene Human Resource Development and Scholarship fund. He also led several projects aimed at scientific cooperation with the United States of America, Germany, Russia, Hungary, Serbia, and Croatia, funded by Slovenian Research Agency. He also participated in other projects, like Fostering Entrepreneurship in Higher Education – FOSENTHE, EC Tempus P JP 144713, Management tools in Slovenia and Croatia, and Interreg project Slovenia – Austria entitled Smart Production. He is a member of a program group, the Entrepreneurship for innovative society (P5-0023).

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