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ERIC Number: EJ891101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 19
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ISSN: ISSN-0026-4695
Pooling Resources for Excellence and Relevance: An Evolution of Universities as Multi-Scalar Network Organisations
Kitagawa, Fumi
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, v48 n2 p169-187 Jun 2010
There are a number of different forms of inter-organisational collaborative arrangements between universities at international, national and sub-national levels. This paper focuses on a particular form of inter-university collaboration mechanisms, which represents one of the key recent policy developments in Scotland. Research pooling initiatives are a regional response to create international research excellence and regional relevance by "pooling" specific areas of research excellences that are seen to be of strategic importance to Scotland universities across the region. Research pooling initiatives as networks can be seen as "strategic processes." Universities share resources and research facilities among "selective" partners and recruit professors and research students internationally by branding their subject areas together. This multi-scalar institutional development is set against the background of devolution and globalisation of science, technology and innovation policy on the one hand, and changing national higher education policies in the UK on the other.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Scotland)