The Role of Higher Education in National Quality Infrastructure Policy-Making

  • Jelena Ruso University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences
  • Jovan Filipović University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences
  • Gordana Pejović University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences

Abstract

The aim of the paper is to raise awareness of the importance of the policy makers’ knowledge and expertise about quality infrastructure (QI) for the successful policy-making. This article, which addresses the role of higher education in Serbian quality infrastructure policy-making, is an analysis of QI related contents of higher education institution curriculum. The target institutions are public faculties from whose official websites the data were collected. Depending on the keywords, the analysis was performed in order to classify the faculties into three categories. After reviewing the 307 subject titles and descriptions of undergraduate courses, the results show that the concepts of QI are widely recognized as an important and popular topic. The analysis of the QI adoption and diffusion indicates that although some of the faculties might be ‘leaders’ in a particular dimension, they still do not necessarily fall into the ‘leader’ category.
JEL Classification:I21, I23, H54, L15

Author Biographies

Jelena Ruso, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences

MSc Jelena Ruso is a PhD student he Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade – Department of Quality Management and Standardization. She has published several scientific research papers in international and national journals and conference proceedings. Jelena has primarily focused on quality management aspects in public administration. Also, she has participated in several national and international projects (e.g. TEMPUS, WUS). Since 2012, she has been engaged in project of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. Moreover, Jelena teaches courses on fundamentals of quality and quality control.

Jovan Filipović, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences

Dr Jovan Filipovic is a Quality management lecturer and Head of the Quality Management and Standardization Department at the Belgrade University, Faculty of Organizational Sciences. He earned his Ph.D. and MSME from Purdue Univesity (USA), School of Mechanical Engineering and BSME from the Belgrade University School of Mechanical Engineering. He also earned another Ph.D. from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), culty of Public Administration.

Gordana Pejović, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences

Dr Gordana Pejović is assistant professor at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade – Department of Quality management and Standardization. She earned a B.Sc and M.Sc degrees at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade, and a Ph.D. degree at the Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade. Currently, she also holds the position of the Quality Management Manager at the Medicines and Medical Devices Agency of Serbia. In her academic career, she has primarily focused on quality management, accreditation and quality management aspects of health care.

Published
2017-05-16
How to Cite
Ruso, J., Filipović, J., & Pejović, G. (2017). The Role of Higher Education in National Quality Infrastructure Policy-Making. Management: Journal Of Sustainable Business And Management Solutions In Emerging Economies, 22(1), 15-24. doi:10.7595/management.fon.2017.0003
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