In Search of Footprints of Technology Leadership for Innovation in Strategic Planning: A Study of Turkish Universities

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Ergun H. S. , Gürbüz F. G. , Dülger Taşkın A. M. , Samur Teraman S. B.

in: Technology Leadership for Innovation in Higher Education, Guiyou Huang,Yufeng Qian, Editor, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, pp.105-130, 2019

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.105-130
  • Editors: Guiyou Huang,Yufeng Qian, Editor


This chapter explores how technology leadership fosters an innovative technology mindset as manifested in Turkish universities' strategic plans which all show a general focus on technology. Using MAXQDA18 for conducting content analysis of these institutions' strategic plans, the study finds significant differences between successful and unsuccessful universities in terms of technology leadership for innovation. It also demonstrates the universities' outcomes as a result of their efforts in technology leadership and innovative mindset with specific regard to the context of emerging markets. Moreover, given that universities play a significant role in economic and societal development, this study offers valuable findings for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers.