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RUSC 2012 : Call for Papers Innovation and good practices in university government and management Dossier


When Aug 1, 2011 - Dec 31, 2011
Where Barcelona
Submission Deadline Dec 31, 2011
Notification Due Dec 31, 2011
Final Version Due Dec 31, 2011
Categories    RUSC   innovation   university government

Call For Papers


"Innovation and good practices in university government" Dossier

Published in volume 9, number 2, July 2012

Editor: Francisco Rubio Royo


In a changing world (global, fast and profound), and in network world, universities are possibly the organisations that most need to adapt to the new reality, both in a personal and in a collective way, and to the challenges of a Network Society where new knowledge and talent are the competitive advantages to achieve a shared and balanced development.

Generally speaking, it is true to say that there has not been much progress made in this area to date, in its practical aspect, despite the theoretical debate being shared by most of the interested agents associated with these institutions worldwide.

In this edition of RUSC, we want to invite people who have participated in a university innovation process and/or good practices to share their experience with people around the world.

We are especially interested in discovering changes, be they big or small, that have occurred at universities regarding the traditional ways in which they are governed or managed, and in discovering the meaning of these changes in the raison d'ĂȘtre and/or strategy of these institutions.

Subject areas

We are interested in receiving articles on the subject of the dossier, from universities from all over the world.

Specifically, the subject areas of the dossier are as follows:

University government. Good governance models in specific fields.
Government of Engineering Departments and/or Faculties/Schools. Innovation in their relationship and synergies.
Scope and reality of strategic reflections at universities.
University innovation and governance: the progress so far. Open innovation.
University networks: objectives and realities. Strategic alliances.
Effective Knowledge Management experiences at universities.
Excellence, performance and productivity indicators which are compatible with the values of the specific University in question.
The Integral Control Board in university management.
Accountability of universities to their interested agents.
Cases where EFQM is applied as a quality standard in the management of a specific University.
Human Capital leadership at universities.

Guest editor: Francisco Rubio

Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He has undertaken his academic work (research, innovation, teaching and university management) at a number of universities: Complutense in Madrid, Zaragoza, La Laguna (Tenerife), the Polytechnic University of the Canaries, the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), and the UNED (National University of Distance Education).

He held the post of Senior Visiting Scholar at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) and at the University of Guadalajara (Mexico).

The university managerial posts he has held include Vice President of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Vice President of La Laguna University (Tenerife), President of the Polytechnic University of the Canaries, Founder President of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Director of the UNED Regional Network Centre for Catalonia. He has also undertaken other important work: General Manager of the Strategic Plan for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria; member of the team that wrote the Universia Strategic Plan; creator-promoter of three UNESCO Chairs at two different universities.

His current lines of work and interest are: managing change and complexity at universities; governance, leadership, strategy and human capital; talent management and open innovation; knowledge workers' skills; development of personal and interpersonal skills.

Submission dates

The reception timescale runs from 1 August 2011 to 31 December 2011.

Submission procedure and publication rules

Articles should be no longer than 5,000 words and those sent should contain the following information:

Abstract (200-300 words)
Between 4 and 6 key words
Body of the article (divided into sections and subsections).
Author's details (name and surnames, post or academic attachment, full work address and e-mail address)
Brief CV (100-200 words)

Articles selected by the dossier editors must undergo a blind review by at least 2 members of the Editorial Scientific Council or recognised experts in the field, indicated by the editors.

We suggest you consult the author's guide on our journal's website: ( to follow the established article submission process. Articles should be specified for the DOSSIER SECTION.

To send articles, authors need to register on the journal's website ( Once you have registered, you can start sending the article by entering the username and password that you received during registration. Step 1: select the Dossier section and accept the conditions before sending the article and for the copyright. Step 2: enter the metadata (title, abstract, key words). Step 3: attach the original. Step 4: you can skip this step if you do not need to send any additional files. Step 5: this step is mandatory in order to complete the process.

Journal indexed in EBSCO, ProQuest and Scopus.

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