Mergers in Higher Education: The Experience from Northern Europe by Rómulo PinheiroMergers in Higher Education: The Experience from Northern Europe by Rómulo Pinheiro

Mergers in Higher Education: The Experience from Northern Europe

byRómulo PinheiroEditorLars Geschwind, Timo Aarrevaara

Hardcover | November 17, 2015

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This book addresses the critical knowledge gaps of mergers involving higher education institutions. It is based on a comparative research project (spring 2013-spring 2015) investigating the phenomena of mergers involving higher education institutions across the Nordic countries - Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. The study involved close to 30 scholars from the region, and aimed at shedding critical light on, and providing novel contributions around, the following key aspects: 

  • Conceptual and theoretical approaches - strengths and limitations - towards the study of the phenomena of mergers in higher education; 
  • Historical developments, leading to significant structural changes in the domestic higher education landscape, and, in turn, how mergers have been used as a policy/institutional mechanism to foster adaptation to a new external environment at the local, national, regional and international levels; 
  • The complex dynamics inherent to merger processes by undertaking an in-depth investigation of a series of selected case studies, with a particular focus on the "black-box" associated with the implementation process;
  • The implications of the findings as regards future policy and strategic endeavours, theory development and future research agenda.    
Title:Mergers in Higher Education: The Experience from Northern EuropeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:236 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.03 inPublished:November 17, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319219170

ISBN - 13:9783319219172

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This book addresses the critical knowledge gaps of mergers involving higher education institutions. It is based on a comparative research project (spring 2013-spring 2015) investigating the phenomena of mergers involving higher education institutions across the Nordic countries - Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. The study involved close to 30 scholars from the region, and aimed at shedding critical light on, and providing novel contributions around, the following key aspects: Conceptual and theoretical approaches - strengths and limitations - towards the study of the phenomena of mergers in higher education; Historical developments, leading to significant structural changes in the domestic higher education landscape, and, in turn, how mergers have been used as a policy/institutional mechanism to foster adaptation to a new external environment at the local, national, regional and international levels; The complex dynamics inherent to merger processes by undertaking an in-depth investigation of a series of selected case studies, with a particular focus on the "black-box" associated with the implementation process; The implications of the findings as regards future policy and strategic endeavours, theory development and future research agenda.