Strategic Decision Making Model for Financing Research Projects in Public Universities (Case Study: University of Tehran)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Prof., Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

2 Assistant Prof., Department of Accounting, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

3 Associate Prof., Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran.

4 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management, Alborz Campus, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.


Objective:The dependence of research on the state budget on public universities has caused the government's economic problems in recent years to adversely affect the status of academic research. Therefore, managers of public universities should prioritize the use of other research funding methods, including attracting funds from the private and industrial sectors and taking a strategic approach in this regard. The purpose of this study was to design and explain a strategic decision-making model for financing research projects to Improve the research projects of the University of Tehran.
Methods: The research method of this article is qualitative and qualitative data were collected through semi-structured interviews with experts and study of articles and texts. In order to extract the main metrics and structures of the model, the data were analyzed using the theme analysis method. Thirty-four interviewees were selected using the snowball method.
Results: Based on the results of the research, 10 main structures consisting of 33 measures constitute the model components.
Conclusion: Components of strategic decision-making model for financing research projects of Tehran University include: internal and external university communication, idea-to-product chain, Requirements before implementing, review and selection of strategies, structural reform strategy, financial strategy, Collaborative Strategy, Research Results Optimization Strategy, HR Strategy and Evaluation.


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