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A framework for assessing the performance of universities: The case of Cyprus

Kapetaniou, Chrystalla, Lee, Soo Hee (2016) A framework for assessing the performance of universities: The case of Cyprus. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 123 . pp. 169-180. ISSN 0040-1625. (doi:10.1016/j.techfore.2016.03.015) (KAR id:61532)


The teaching and research missions of universities have been broadened to include third-mission activities. While the traditional missions of teaching and research have been thoroughly examined, third-mission activities are yet to be fully understood. A one-size-fits-all model of university assessment cannot be applied to all countries. Each university operates within a national and institutional context, which defines its role and performance. This paper adopts a refined version of the triple helix model to support the argument that business, government and university contexts determine the performance of the third role of universities. Evaluation of the performance of universities should be based on the overall experience and expectations of a variety of agents operating within academia, business and government. The results of this research indicate that the government should play a constructive role in creating operating conditions and institutional structures to improve the performance of universities in small economies.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.techfore.2016.03.015
Uncontrolled keywords: Universities; Third mission; Triple helix; Small economies; Cyprus
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Leadership and Management
Depositing User: Soo Hee Lee
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 14:12 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 06:37 UTC
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