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ERIC Number: EJ1061769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
The Impact of Polytechnic Institutes on the Local Economy
Alves, João; Carvalho, Luísa; Carvalho, Renato; Correia, Florbela; Cunha, Jorge; Farinha, Luís; Fernandes, Joana; Ferreira, Manuela; Lucas, Eugénio; Mourato, Joaquim; Nicolau, Ana; Nunes, Sara; Nunes, Sandra; Oliveira, Pedro; Pereira, Cristina; Pinto, Sandra; Silva, José
Tertiary Education and Management, v21 n2 p81-98 2015
Higher education institutions and, particularly, polytechnic institutes in Portugal are, generally speaking, recognized as the key stakeholders in regional development. However, due to the economic recession of recent years and the consequent budget constraints, higher education institutions more than ever need to demonstrate the social and cultural impact of their activities within their communities and their contribution to its economic development. The aim of this paper is to estimate the economic impact of a group of polytechnic institutes located in regions with diverse socio-economic characteristics using a common methodology. This common framework enables a comparative study and a better identification of the variables that differentiate the different regions, the respective polytechnics and their impacts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal