Developing Ontology on Commitment of Universities for Research Management

By Thanapun Kulachan, Nopasit Chakpitak, Chitrlada Burapharat and Jeerayut Chaijaruwanich.

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Universities’ executives should know expertise and research directions of key researchers in order to formulate strategy and policy for research management efficiently. This management is in term of set up research labs or research clusters depending on the actual potential of researchers in universities.
However, it is quite hard to identify who are the key researchers because of two reasons. First, it quite difficult to know clearly what kind of items should be used in criteria for qualifying key researchers. Second, these criteria are dynamic depending on the different of management levels (university, faculty, and department), disciplines (Health Sciences, Science & Technology, and Social Sciences & Humanities), and subjects.
This study purposes a framework for developing the ontology on commitment of universities, which enable to identify key researchers and set up research clusters of universities related to the expertise and research directions of key researchers. Chiang Mai University (CMU), Thailand is used as a case study.
To this end, first intellectual capitals of CMU are identified through collecting researchers’ information from many sources by using Skandia model, intellectual capital model used for identifying, measuring, and managing intellectual capital easily and clearly, as a frame. Second, key researchers of Chiang Mai University are identified through developing and reasoning the ontology on commitment of Chiang Mai University. Subsequently, research clusters are set up through card sorting technique and analyzing that ontology.

Keywords: Research Management, Intellectual Capital, Ontology, Knowledge Management

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 8, Issue 5, pp.109-120. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.344MB).

Thanapun Kulachan

Student, Knowledge Management, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thanapun Kulachan is a doctoral student in Knowledge Management at the College of Arts, Media and Technology at the Chiang Mai University. Her research interests include issues of knowledge management, research management, intellectual capital theory, and ontology.

Dr. Nopasit Chakpitak

Director and lecturer, College of Arts, Media and Technology, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Nopasit Chakpitak, Ph.D., the director of the College of Arts, Media and Technology at the Chiang Mai University. He is an electrical engineer with special interests in applying computer technology in Knowledge Management, Animation and Software Engineering.

Dr. Chitrlada Burapharat

Lecture, College of Arts, Media and Technology, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chitrlada Burapharat, Ed.D., a lecturer in the College of Arts, Media and Technology at the Chiang Mai University, graduated from the Department of Adult Education, Community Development and Counseling Psychology, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. Her interests are in the areas of workplace learning and change including learning organization and team building.

Asst. Prof. Jeerayut Chaijaruwanich

Lecturer, Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Jeerayut Chaijaruwanich is a lecturer of Computer Science Department, Faculty of Sciences at the Chiang Mai University. He received his Ph.D. in en Informatique at Université d’Evry, France. His interests are in the areas of Algorithms, Informatics, Data Mining, Bioinformatics.

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