Comunian, R., Taylor, C. and Smith, D.N. (2014) The role of universities in the regional creative economies of the UK: hidden protagonists and the challenge of knowledge transfer, European Planning Studies, 22, 12, 2456-2476.
Smith, D.N., (2013) Academics, the ‘cultural third mission’ and the BBC: forgotten histories of knowledge creation, transformation and impact. Studies in Higher Education. Vol. 38, Number 6.
Universities UK (2010) The Future of Research. Report for Universities UK prepared by Evidence, a Thomson Reuters business. London: Universities UK.
Smith, D.N. and Taylor, C. (2009) Knowledge transfer in the arts and humanities: policy images and institutional realities 13-16. Ad Lib, 38 June 2009 Journal for Continuing Liberal Adult Education
Smith, D.N. and Adams, J. (2009) Governance and the autonomous university: Changing institutional leadership in UK and Australian higher education, in J. Huisman (ed) International Perspectives on the Governance of Higher Education. Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
Adams, J., Mount, D.R. and Smith, D.N. (2008) Strategically Important and Vulnerable Subjects: an interim evaluation of HEFCE’s programme of support. Report to HEFCE. HEFCE Research and Evaluation Reports
Smith, D. N. (2008) Eric James and the ‘Utopianist’ Campus: Biography, Policy and the Building of a New University during the 1960s. History of Education, Volume 37, Number 1, June, pp. 23-42.
Smith, D.N. and Adams, J. (2008) Academics or executives? Continuity and change in the roles of pro-vice-chancellors. Higher Education Quarterly, 68, 4 Oct., 340-357.
Bathmaker, Ann-Marie, Brooks, Greg, Parry, Gareth and Smith, David (2008) “Dual-sector further and higher education: policies, organisations and students in transition”, Research Papers in Education, 23:2, 125-137.
Bathmaker, Ann-Marie, Brooks, Greg, Parry, Gareth and Smith, David (2008) Combining Further and Higher Education: Policy, Organisation and Progression. Teaching and Learning Research Briefing, No. 40. TLRP/ESRC.
Smith, D.N., Adams, J., Mount, D. (2007) UK Universities and Executive Officers: the Changing Role of Pro-Vice-Chancellors. London: Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
Adams, J and Smith, D. N. (2007) Dearing, research and knowledge transfer: from Robbins to 'The Gathering Storm', in: D. Watson and M. Amoah (Ed.) The Dearing Report Ten Years On. London: Institute of Education.
Coles,J. and Smith,D.N. (2006) The Fifty-One Society: a case study of BBC Radio and the education of adults. Studies in the Education of Adults, 38(2), 210-224.
Adams, J. and Smith D.N. (2006) Evaluation of the British Research Assessment Exercise, in: Bakker, L., Boston, J., Campbell, L. and Smyth, R. (Eds.) Evaluating the Performance-Based Research Fund: Framing the Debate. Wellington NZ: Institute of Policy Studies.
Adams, J., Mount, D., Smith, D.N., Ackers, L., Gill, B. Oliver, L., Hazlehurst, S. (2005) Researchers in higher education institutions: scoping study of career development and human resource management. HEFCE, 05 05, 1-39.
Adams J, Mount D, Smith D.N. and Taylor R. (2005) Impact of selective funding of research in England, and the specific outcomes of HEFCE research funding. A report to HEFCE by Evidence Ltd.. HEFCE Research and Evaluation Reports HEFCE: Publications: R&D Reports.
Smith, D., Adams, J., Mount, D., Reeve, N., Wilkinson, D. (2004) Highly Skilled Technicians in Higher Education. Report to the HEFCE.
Adams, J. and Smith, D. (2004) Research and regions: an overview of the distribution of research in UK regions, regional research capacity and links between strategic research partners. Higher Education Policy Institute, Report, 9, 1-61.
Adams, J. and Smith D. (2003) Funding research diversity. The impact of further concentration on university research performance and regional research capacity. London: Universities UK.
Bocock, J., Baston, L., Scott, P. Smith, D.N. (2003) American influence on British higher education: science, technology and the problem of university expansion. Minerva, XLI (4), 327-346.
Adams, J., Mount, D., Reeve, N., Smith, D., Wilkinson, D. (2002) Maintaining research excellence and volume: A report by Evidence Ltd to the Higher Education Funding Councils for England, Scotland and Wales and to Universities UK. HEFCE.
Smith, D.N., Baston, L., Bocock, J., Scott, P. (2002) Americanisation and UK higher education: towards a history of transatlantic influence on policy and practice. Journal of Education Policy, 17 (4), 443-461.
Smith, D.N. (2001) Collaborative research: policy and the management of knowledge creation in UK universities. Higher Education Quarterly, 55 (2), 131-157.
Watson, J., Ainley, P., Nelson, N., Smith, D., & Yeomans, D. (2001) Progression in and from Further Education: some problems for an integrated system of lifelong learning in: Coffield, F. (Ed.) What progress are we making with lifelong learning. Newcastle: University of Newcastle.
Bargh C., Bocock, J., Scott, P. Smith, D. N. (2000) University Leadership: the Role of the Chief Executive. Buckingham: SRHE/Open University Press.
Smith D.N. and Katz, S. (2000). Collaborative approaches to research. A Report to the HEFCE within the Fundamental Review of Research Policy and Funding. HEFCE Publications http://www.hefce.ac.uk/research/review/consult/collc.pdf, 00(37), 1-117.
Watson, J., Yeomans, D., Smith, D., Nelson, N. & Ainley, P. (2000). Higher Education and Diversity: Regional Learning Infrastructures and Student Progression, in: McNay, I. (Ed.) Higher Education and its Communities. Buckingham: SRHE/Open University Press.
Smith, D.N. Bargh, C. Bocock, B. Scott, P. (1999) New leaders at the top? The educational and career paths of UK university vice-chancellors 1960-1996. Higher Education Management, 55(2), 131-157.
Smith, D.N and Bocock, J. (1999) Participation and progression in mass higher education: policy and the FHE interface. Journal of Education Policy, 14 (3), 283-299.
Barnes, Bocock, Burdett, Brownlow, Howard, Parry, Scott, Smith and Thompson (1998) The nature of higher and further education sub-contractual partnerships. HEFCE Publications, 98(58), 1-60.
Smith, D., Scott, P., Bocock, J. and Bargh, C. (1998) Vice-chancellors and executive leadership in UK universities: new roles and relationships? in Little, B. and Henkel, M. (eds), Changing relationships between higher education and the State. London: Jessica Kingsley.
Bargh, C., Scott, P. and Smith, D.N. (1996) Governing Universities: Changing the Culture? Buckingham: SRHE/Open University Press.
Smith, D.N, Bargh, C., Scott, P (1995) Standard Systems, Non-Standard Students: The Impact of Consolidation on Access to Higher Education. Journal of Access Studies, 10(2), 120-136.
Bargh, C., Scott, P. and Scott, P., and Smith, D. (1995) Standard systems, non-standard students: experiences of progression from further to higher education. Final Report to the Esmee Fairbairn Charitable Trust (ref 94/2258).
Bargh C., Scott, P., & Smith, D. (1995) Access and Consolidation: The impact of steady state on opportunities for non-standard applicants to universities and colleges. Report to HEFCE by CPSE, University of Leeds.
Bargh C, Scott P & Smith D (1994) Access and Consolidation: the impact of reduced student intakes on opportunities for non-standard applicants. Report to HEFCE by CPSE, University of Leeds.
Smith, D.N., Scott. P. and Mackay, L. (1993) Mission Impossible: Access and the Dash to Growth in British Higher Education. Higher Education Quarterly, 47(4), 316-333.