Next Article in Journal
Proposal of a Holistic Framework to Support Sustainability of New Product Innovation Processes
Next Article in Special Issue
How Digital Natives Learn and Thrive in the Digital Age: Evidence from an Emerging Economy
Previous Article in Journal
Sustainable Development and Its Dependence on Local Community Behavior
Previous Article in Special Issue
Sociocultural Adaptation Profiles of Ethnic Minority Senior High School Students in Mainland China: A Latent Class Analysis
 
 
Article

Research as a Base for Sustainable Development of Universities: Using the Delphi Method to Explore Factors Affecting International Publishing among Vietnamese Academic Staff

1
Department of Basic, Vietnam Academy for Ethnic Minorities, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
2
Department of Mathematics, Thai Nguyen University of Education, Thainguyen 250000, Vietnam
3
Center of Occupational Skills Development, Dong Thap University, Dongthap 870000, Vietnam
4
Institute of Theoretical and Applied Research, Duy Tan University, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
5
Vietnam Journal of Education, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
6
Center for Research and Practice on Education, Phu Xuan University, Thuathien-Hue 530000, Vietnam
7
Center for Education Research and Development EdLab Aisa, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Sustainability 2020, 12(8), 3449; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12083449
Received: 16 March 2020 / Revised: 17 April 2020 / Accepted: 20 April 2020 / Published: 23 April 2020
In recent years, the Vietnamese government has put significant effort into the internationalization of research in the higher education system via the use of international publications (i.e., publications indexed by citation databases such as ISI Web of Science and Scopus) in evaluating their academic staff and doctoral students. Academic staff in Vietnam, who traditionally have low numbers of international publications, have thus been pushed to improve their competencies in order to meet the new requirements for research productivity. However, we have little understanding of the factors influencing international publication as perceived by Vietnamese academic staff. This study aims to fill the gap by using the Delphi method. Academic staff with at least one international publication were invited, via purposeful sampling, to participate in a two-round Delphi survey. The survey revealed 14 key factors, which were further classified into three dimensions: “policy-related factors,” “capability-related factors,” and “networking-related factors”. These factors were the key determinants in the success of international publishing, according to the study participants. The findings provide implications for policymakers and university leaders for enhancing the research capacities of Vietnamese universities, forming a basis for the sustainable development of the higher education sector in Vietnam. View Full-Text
Keywords: research; international publishing; sustainable development; university; Vietnam; Delphi method research; international publishing; sustainable development; university; Vietnam; Delphi method
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Tran, T.; Trinh, T.-P.-T.; Le, C.-M.; Hoang, L.-K.; Pham, H.-H. Research as a Base for Sustainable Development of Universities: Using the Delphi Method to Explore Factors Affecting International Publishing among Vietnamese Academic Staff. Sustainability 2020, 12, 3449. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12083449

AMA Style

Tran T, Trinh T-P-T, Le C-M, Hoang L-K, Pham H-H. Research as a Base for Sustainable Development of Universities: Using the Delphi Method to Explore Factors Affecting International Publishing among Vietnamese Academic Staff. Sustainability. 2020; 12(8):3449. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12083449

Chicago/Turabian Style

Tran, Trung, Thao-Phuong-Thi Trinh, Cuong-Minh Le, Linh-Khanh Hoang, and Hiep-Hung Pham. 2020. "Research as a Base for Sustainable Development of Universities: Using the Delphi Method to Explore Factors Affecting International Publishing among Vietnamese Academic Staff" Sustainability 12, no. 8: 3449. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12083449

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop