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ERIC Number: EJ787307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
Strategic Mergers of Strong Institutions to Enhance Competitive Advantage
Harman, Grant; Harman, Kay
Higher Education Policy, v21 n1 p99-121 Mar 2008
Strategic mergers are formal combinations or amalgamations of higher education institutions with the aim of enhancing competitive advantage, or merging for "mutual growth". Recently, in a number of countries, there has been a decided shift from mergers initiated by governments, and dealing mainly with "problem" cases, towards institutional-initiated mergers involving strong institutions, and with clear strategic objectives. These issues are addressed and a case study is presented of the 2004 merger that created the new University of Manchester, which aims to be among the top 25 universities internationally by 2015. (Contains 1 figure, 2 tables, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)