PIPaL: JISC BCE at Loughborough

3.3 Partner Analysis

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In discussion with our stakeholders it was agreed that partners could broadly be divided into four groups:

Private Sector Government Charities/NGO

Education/

Other

Companies

Spin-out companies

Campus leaseholders

Media

Publishers

Conference  organisers

Legal companies

Venture capitalists

Awarding Bodies

Employer Organizations

Unions

Govt Depts.

Local Authorities

Agencies/ Quangos

Foreign Govts.

Charitable Trusts

Hospital Trusts

Sports Governing Bodies

Funding Councils

Universities

Alumni

Students

Parents

Staff

Retired staff

The diversity of the partners and their multiple relationships within the University is clearly a challenge and will require careful analysis and definition in terms of relationships, data, security, ownership and use.  However, we would argue that this picture is far from atypical.  The annual HEFCE HE-BCI survey results[1] tend to confirm this outlook.

A key difference between the matrix we present above and the equivalent tool from the JISC Self-Analysis Framework is the presence of “Government” as a sector in its own right.  Our stakeholders felt that the significance of government initiatives and the sector’s continuing dependence on the taxpayer[2] made it crucial to ensure that these relationships were captured.


[1] http://www.hefce.ac.uk/econsoc/buscom/hebci/

[2] http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=3917

Written by Martin Hamilton

September 4, 2010 at 8:21 am

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