Synergy In Higher Education

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The contribution of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) haves been increasingly played a significant role in the general production and transmission of knowledge through research activity, and training of the new generation of academics and researchers. Research universities in particular are the epicenter of the 21st century global knowledge economy and society, that serve as flagships of postsecondary education worldwide (Aaltbach and Salmi 2011) . In addition, to their creation of knowledge, they play a key role in economic development, as cultural institutions and centers of policy and political dialogue. Bounded by the milieu in which-where the research institutions find themselves operating, their institutionaliszation is somewhat…show more content…
Nevertheless, synergy refers to working in unison where by different entities of the same line of operation work as one system rather than working as different entities. Gupta and Roos in Benecke et al (2007) define synergy as the interaction of two or more intellectual capital resources from previously sovereign organisations, which enhances the combined effect of value creation and competitive performance, which effect is greater than the sum of the individual. Although the nature of the research enterprise has undergone radical change, it is against the backdrop of the preceding definitions of synergy that the distribution of research capacity in higher education institutions still remains skewed. The salient synergy in research policies across higher education institutions is knowledge generation and exploration, and research outputs are generally embedded in research performance. Ironically, there is no operational synergy that comes from sharing activities and knowledge in higher education research system. More often than not, HEIs are effectively acting independently which does not necessitate compromise, but rather facilitates the release of team synergies in the nexus of research, policy and practice (Benecke et al,…show more content…
What are the synergies and dissonances between research policies and the research output within institutions? 2. What research policy synergies and dissonances between research policies of higher education institutions and the national research What are synergies and dissonances between institutional policies and the national broad-base research policy? 3. What are the synergies and dissonance within the national research policy 4. Why do these synergies and dissonances exit in way that they do? 2.5 Research Methods / Approach to Study In my research approach, my conceptual framework will consist of considering four important policy dimensions, including the normative, structural, constituentive, and technical dimension. This framework serves as a basis and focus, shaping my research process, informing the methodological design, and influencing the selection of data collection instruments. Using very four research design questions, I will conduct my research through the lens of the social constructivist adopting the paradigm of critical educational research which is predominantly influenced by the early work of Habermas and, to a lesser extent, his predecessors, most notably Adorno, Mercuse, Horheimer and Fromm (Cohen, Manion and Keith Morrison, 2011). This is a qualitative policy research or analysis which include the use of interviews and document analysis to address my research questions. Dvora Yanow asserts that document reading can also

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