The Resiliency Approach of the Universities through Innovation


2nd International BE-ci Conference on Business & Economics, İstanbul, Turkey, 13 - 17 October 2015, pp.23-24

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-24
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Problem Statement: As Woods (2015) has mentioned that the flip side of resiliency opens new dimension in innovation.In other words,how the problems are faced is increasing the success in innovation.
Research Questions: Hence, how the universities’ resiliency strategies are meeting the today’s innovation and technology based problems is critically questioned by making the comparative study in the US, Netherlands, and Turkey.
Purpose of the Study: This research has objectives in understanding the three different universities’ resiliency policies and strategies in order to increase innovation by solving short and long-term problems. While conducting these strategies, the budgets of the universities spent in solving the problems were analyzed in terms of outputs,successes,and achievements in their fields.
Research Methods: By using a phenomenological analysis,the data were collected through white paper documents related to the issue.The twelve different top issues related to the resiliency policies in increasing innovation were analysed different universities in the US, in Netherlands, and in Turkey.While taking into account the resiliency strategies,the budgets allocation policies of the universities were examined in NVivo 10.
Findings: This study clarifies how the resiliency strategies helped the universities to increase heterogeneous innovation activities in three different countries.The findings show failures in science and technology open new dimension in refreshing the ideas:therefore,some universities in the US and Netherlands changed their curricula and projects where they gave more importance to the failures,deficiencies,and distraction to improve agility and innovation.
Conclusions: Though these failures had caused expenses in the budgets,they turned to the research as strategic benefits,which flipped the system by changing higher education and financial situation from the ground up.Although the American and Dutch universities were conducting these strategies as university policies,in Turkish universities this system had been intensively experienced,but it did not take into account as policies.