Title: Knowledge profile of Higher Education Institutions: an international overview of mainstream research

Authors: Ferenc Farkas; Katalin Dobrai

Addresses: Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Business and Management, University of Pecs, 7622 Pecs, Rakoczi u. 80, Hungary. ' Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Business and Management, University of Pecs, 7622 Pecs, Rakoczi u. 80, Hungary

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to give an overview of and to analyse the research on universities and other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from the perspective of knowledge. Using a complex knowledge management model adapted for HEIs, the paper looks for the appearance of its major elements at HEIs. The paper also outlines future development possibilities and provides an outlook. With its overall findings, the study shall contribute to a better understanding of knowledge management issues of HEIs, support them in providing innovative knowledge services and enable them to hold on in the global knowledge economy.

Keywords: knowledge-intensive services; knowledge profiles; higher education institutions; knowledge development; knowledge transfer; leadership; mainstream research; innovative services; global economy; knowledge economy; education management; universities; KM; knowledge management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2012.044005

International Journal of Management in Education, 2012 Vol.6 No.1/2, pp.120 - 136

Available online: 16 Nov 2011 *

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