International Survey of Research University Leadership: View of Technology Transfer & Sponsored Research Offices (ISBN No:978-1-57440-455-5 )

This report presents the opinions of 314 deans, chancellors, department chairmen, research institute directors, provosts, trustees, vice presidents and other upper level administrators from more than 50 research universities in the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland and Australia.  The report gives detailed information on what they think of their university technology transfer and sponsored research efforts and what they feel should be done going forward.  They also judge whether technology transfer and sponsored research units should receive more or less university funding, and if they are adequately staffed. The study also looks at how the administrators sampled view the effectiveness of university policies designed to promote the university’s technology and research prowess of its faculty.

Just a few of this report’s many findings are that:

 ·         20.06% of survey participants, 21.58% of those in public universities and 15.07% of those in private universities, give their university a grade of A for their efforts in promoting technologies developed by faculty and others associated with the university.

 ·         32.89% of survey participants in the United States feel that the office that deals with technology transfer at their University is understaffed, a greater percentage than participants in Canada and the UK, but fewer than the 50% in Australia and New Zealand who feel the same way.

 ·         Academic department chairs and distinguished professors are the most critical of their university’s efforts to publicize research achievements, 16.42% saying that their university does a poor job at this.

Data in the report is broken out by country, university ranking, work title, field of work responsibility, level of compensations, age, gender and other variables.  

Higher Education Management

Report coverage in this topic area includes: marketing, enrollment and public relations; advancement and fundraising; international and domestic student services; retention and assessment; technology management, facilities managment, and much more.

Law Firm and Law Library Management

Reports in this area can be roughly grouped into 4 types: surveys of law libraries, surveys of attorneys in major law firms, surveys of management personnel in major law firms, and surveys of law school faculty and administrators.


Subject areas covered include: content management, materials purchasing, facilities management, digitization, purchasing and negotiations, open access and digital repositories, personnel management and training, budgeting, fundraising and much more.

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