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dc.contributor.authorAwuzie, Bankole
dc.contributor.authorNgowi, Alfred Beati
dc.contributor.authorOmotayo, Temitope
dc.contributor.authorObi, Lovelin
dc.contributor.authorAkotia, Julius
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-31T13:58:03Z
dc.date.available2021-03-31T13:58:03Z
dc.date.issued2021-02-25
dc.identifier.citationAwuzie B, Ngowi AB, Omotayo T, Obi L, Akotia J. (2021) Facilitating Successful Smart Campus Transitions: A Systems Thinking-SWOT Analysis Approach. Applied Sciences, 11(5):2044. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11052044en
dc.identifier.issn2076-3417en
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/app11052044en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/624007
dc.description© 2021 The Authors. Published by MDPI. This is an open access article available under a Creative Commons licence. The published version can be accessed at the following link on the publisher’s website: https://doi.org/10.3390/app11052044en
dc.description.abstractAn identification of strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) factors remains imperative for enabling a successful Smart Campus transition. The absence of a structured approach for analyzing the relationships between these SWOT factors and the influence thereof on Smart Campus transitions negate effective implementation. This study leverages a systems thinking approach to bridge this gap. Data were collected through a stakeholder workshop within a University of Technology case study and analyzed using qualitative content analysis (QCA). This resulted in the establishment of SWOT factors affecting Smart Campus transitions. Systems thinking was utilized to analyze the relationships between these SWOT factors resulting in a causal loop diagram (CLD) highlighting extant interrelationships. A panel of experts drawn from the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and South Africa validated the relationships between the SWOT factors as elucidated in the CLD. Subsequently, a Smart Campus transition framework predicated on the CLD archetypes was developed. The framework provided a holistic approach to understanding the interrelationships between various SWOT factors influencing Smart Campus transitions. This framework remains a valuable tool for facilitating optimal strategic planning and management approaches by policy makers, academics, and implementers within the global Higher Education Institution (HEI) landscape for managing successful Smart Campus transition at the South African University of Technology (SAUoT) and beyond.en
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dc.publisherMDPIen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/11/5/2044en
dc.subjectcausal loop diagramen
dc.subjectsmart campusen
dc.subjectsystems thinkingen
dc.subjectuniversitiesen
dc.titleFacilitating successful smart campus transitions: a systems thinking-SWOT analysis approachen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn2076-3417
dc.identifier.journalApplied Sciencesen
dc.date.updated2021-03-29T18:13:43Z
dc.identifier.articlenumber2044
dc.date.accepted2021-02-23
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhamptonen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW31032021LOen
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-03-31en
dc.source.volume11
dc.source.issue5
dc.description.versionPublished online
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refterms.versionFCDVoR
refterms.dateFOA2021-03-31T13:58:04Z


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