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Vossensteyn, Hans; Kolster, Renze; Kaiser, Frans; File, Jon; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Muehleck, Kai; Gwosc, Christoph – European Commission, 2018
Europe's knowledge economies need high-level skills, the capacity to innovate and to support democratic societies. In this perspective, the main objective of this study is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the relevance of higher education and how this is promoted in various countries in Europe and beyond. The evidence, conclusions and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Relevance (Education), Higher Education, Definitions
Vossensteyn, Hans; Kolster, Renze; File, Jon; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco; Vukasovic, Martina; Muehleck, Kai; Gwosc, Christoph – European Commission, 2018
The country case studies are part of the empirical data collected for the "Promoting the Relevance of Higher Education" project. Before presenting the case studies, this introductory chapter describes how the 8 case studies were selected, the case study methodology, and provides an overview of the interviewed organisations and experts.…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Higher Education, Case Studies, Foreign Countries
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Mampaey, Jelle; Huisman, Jeroen – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Earlier studies on stakeholder management in European universities focused on proactive strategies, that is, substantive organizational practices to establish and maintain mutually beneficial exchanges between universities and their stakeholders. We argue that the literature on stakeholder management has to be extended by theorizing defensive…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Administration, Institutional Characteristics, Organizational Theories
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Mampaey, Jelle; Huisman, Jeroen; Seeber, Marco – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
Branding of higher education institutions (HEIs) is an expanding area of research. The existing literature mainly draws on the strategic management perspective that argues that HEIs are pressured to develop brands which differentiate them from their competitors. Past studies, however, do insufficiently take into account that most HEIs are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Administration, Strategic Planning
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LeBlanc, Sheila; London, Chad; Huisman, Jeroen – Tertiary Education and Management, 2013
This article provides a detailed description and analysis of how one Canadian institution used groups of department heads as change agents to address their most acute department head role tensions. It is demonstrated that this institution's change initiative aligned very closely to the recommendations proposed, in both the literature pertaining to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Organizational Development, Foreign Countries, Change Agents
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Burnett, Sally-Ann; Huisman, Jeroen – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2010
This study sought to assess how and why some higher education institutions have responded to aspects of globalisation and, in particular how organisational culture influences universities' responses to globalisation. Using a predominantly qualitative, mixed-methods approach, empirical research was used to explore the impact of globalisation at…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Global Approach, Organizational Culture