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Towards a novel conceptual framework for understanding mergers in higher education
University of Tampere.
University of Agder.
KTH, School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science (ECE), Learning.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2983-5573
University of Lapland.
2016 (English)In: European Journal of Higher Education, ISSN 2156-8235, E-ISSN 2156-8243, Vol. 6, no 1, 7-24 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper tries to develop a conceptual framework for a comprehensive understanding of the merger process, which is regarded as a matter of institutionalization of organizational innovation. In the framework, a number of factors affecting merger process or institutionalization of merger are identified, such as those related to environmental issues, economic benefits, institutional compatibility and human agency. The framework hopefully narrows our knowledge gap on theorizing innovation process, in general, and university merger, in particular. It also has a potential to better assist decision-makers and managers in planning and implementing university mergers.

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. Vol. 6, no 1, 7-24 p.
Keyword [en]
Higher education; mergers; institutionalization; conceptual framework; institutional theory
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Learning
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Education and Communication in the Technological Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-194519DOI: 10.1080/21568235.2015.1099457OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-194519DiVA: diva2:1040888
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Available from: 2016-10-30 Created: 2016-10-30 Last updated: 2016-10-31Bibliographically approved

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