Turkish
p-ISSN 2146-796X
e-ISSN 2146-7978
Editors
Yunus Söylet,
Recep Öztürk,
Salih Murat Akkın,
Süphan Nasır
2018 Volume 8
 
 
Deomed Publishing
 
Çevrimiçi Erken Baskı / Online Preprint Issue
Original Empirical Research
Received: February 3, 2017; Accepted: September 5, 2017; Published online: April 24, 2018
doi:10.2399/yod.18.001; Copyright © 2018, Deomed
The views of administrators and academic staff about the innovativeness and risk-taking behaviors of university administrators
Hülya Kasapoğlu (E-mail)
Program of Educational Administration, Supervision, Planning and Economics, Department of Educational Sciences, Fatih Faculty of Education, Karadeniz Teechnical University, Trabzon, Turkey
Abstract
In today's world of rapid technical and scientific advancements, the organizations that are open to adopt innovations and take risks will have more chance to achieve success. Universities, as the organizations of producing and spreading knowledge, should be the leader of making innovations and following it up. The university administrators' point of view on innovations and risk taking has a very important role during the process of being the leader of social innovation. In this study, it is aimed to state the point of views of university administrators and instructors on how much it is achieved to succeed in having an innovative point of view and taking risks. The differences between the views of instructors are evaluated according to their sex, seniority and academic title. The paradigm of this study is constituted by volunteer university administrators and instructors of Karadeniz Technical University. "The Scale of Innovativeness and Risk Taking" is used in this study. As a conclusion, it is found that academic staff evaluated the innovativeness and risk-taking behaviors of administrators as "sometimes", while administrators, themselves, indicated their own innovative and risk-taking behaviors as "most of the time".
Keywords: Academic staff, innovativeness, risk-taking, university administrators
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