Document Type

Article

Publication Date

January 2011

Abstract

This case study describes how Tecnológico de Monterrey, in northern Mexico, has experienced a qualitative and quantitative increase in its intellectual productivity. In less than ten years, this university has moved from generating few ideas to being one of most distinguished Mexican private universities in the production of knowledge, patents and several research-derived businesses. This work explores how the re-elaboration of the institutional mission and the implementation of a model of research classes, among others, were decisive factors to increase the production of ideas. In this way, the university has increased its visibility and international ranking, attracting qualified re-searchers, developing students as future scientists. This study might be useful to administrator who are looking for ways of accomplishing the third mission in the 21st century.

Journal Title

Enfoques

Volume

XIII

Issue

2

First Page

5

Last Page

20