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Kosmützky, Anna – Higher Education Quarterly, 2018
In recent years, more and more international comparative research has been conducted in internationally and geographically spread project teams and international research networks, and comparative research has become a fundamentally collaborative effort. Accordingly, research in such projects has to cope with a higher level of methodological…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Teamwork, Cooperation
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Gornitzka, Åse; Maassen, Peter; de Boer, Harry – Higher Education Quarterly, 2017
This article discusses changes with respect to university governance structures in six comprehensive universities in Europe. We present an analytical framework on the basis of which we conduct a comparative analysis of the university governance structures along four different dimensions: (a) the internal democratic nature of the governance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Governance, Comparative Analysis
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Schnepf, Sylke V. – Higher Education Quarterly, 2017
Dropping out of university is regularly discussed as a negative indicator. However, research on actual career trajectories of dropouts is virtually non-existent. This study estimates the association between tertiary dropouts and career chances in 15 European countries. Using data from the 2011 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropouts, Labor Market, Comparative Analysis
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Meng, Qian; Zhu, Chang; Cao, Chun – Higher Education Quarterly, 2017
Global competence is categorised into three dimensions: knowledge, skills/experience and attitudes. This study aims to investigate the global competence discrepancies of Chinese undergraduates in universities and regions of different development levels, as well as the effects of internationalisation efforts at home and students' motivation on…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Cultural Awareness, International Education, Student Attitudes
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Mahmoud, Ali Bassam; Grigoriou, Nicholas – Higher Education Quarterly, 2017
This study examines and compares word of mouth (WOM) behaviour among university students in Syria. To date, little is known about this important phenomenon which is surprising given the deregulated education market in Syria that allows for private universities to compete for students alongside public universities. Using a mixed methods research…
Descriptors: Empathy, Privacy, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Hopkins, John – Higher Education Quarterly, 2016
This research examines the issue of transnational academic mobility of academic staff, those choosing to migrate to higher education institutions in different countries as part of their career development, and performs a comparative study between the characteristics of academics examining Australia as a possible migratory destination with those…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Mobility, Migration, Career Development
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Kohoutek, Jan – Higher Education Quarterly, 2016
The paper enquires into the implementation of the European Standards and Guidelines for Internal Quality Assurance of Higher Education Institutions (ESG 1). The enquiry uses data from universities in the Czech Republic and compares them against those obtained in the relevant pan-European survey. The aims are to empirically deconstruct ESG 1…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Standards, Guidelines
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Branine, Mohamed; Avramenko, Alex – Higher Education Quarterly, 2015
The aim of this paper is to provide a comparative analysis of higher education and the graduate labour markets in selected European countries (France, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom) in the context of the expectations of graduates and prospective employers, and respective recruitment and selection practices. Expectations of graduating students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Employment, College Graduates
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Gibbs, Paul; Dean, Aftab – Higher Education Quarterly, 2014
This paper investigates whether students' personal happiness is different from student satisfaction and considers if this may have consequences for university policy and management. It does this by comparing happiness and satisfaction in two cohorts of students from two United Kingdom universities. One is a distinctive research university and the…
Descriptors: College Students, Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns
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Keep, Ewart – Higher Education Quarterly, 2014
This article explores the important role played by higher education in broader skills and economic development policies in England and Scotland. It places the often divergent policy experiments and structural developments in these two countries' higher education systems within an international policy context and explains why England and Scotland…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Economic Development, Outcomes of Education
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Kyvik, Svein – Higher Education Quarterly, 2013
The purpose of this article is to examine the validity of perceptions by academic staff about their past and present workload and working hours. Retrospective assessments are compared with time-series data. The data are drawn from four mail surveys among academic staff in Norwegian universities undertaken in the period 1982-2008. The findings show…
Descriptors: Working Hours, Mail Surveys, College Faculty, Faculty Workload
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Kohoutek, Jan – Higher Education Quarterly, 2013
The article adopts a comparative approach to review three periods of theory development in research into higher education policy implementation. Given the conceptual affinity between Cerych and Sabatier's 1986 seminal study into higher education policy implementation and public policy implementation theory, the field of public policy is chosen for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Public Policy, Educational Policy
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Stensaker, Bjorn; Vabo, Agnete – Higher Education Quarterly, 2013
Shared governance has been a key historical characteristic of higher education although this form of governance has come under increased pressure in recent decades. It is often argued that shared governance is less relevant for tackling the challenges related to a more dynamic environment of the sector. This paper discusses underlying premises for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Governance, Colleges
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Ferrer, Justine L.; Morris, Leanne – Higher Education Quarterly, 2013
Some universities rely on their élitism as one mechanism to attract and retain talented faculty. This paper examines two groups of élite and non-élite universities and the mediating effect that work engagement has on affective commitment and intention to quit. Findings indicate partial support for the mediating effect of work engagement in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis
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Jones, Glen; Weinrib, Julian; Metcalfe, Amy Scott; Fisher, Don; Rubenson, Kjell; Snee, Iain – Higher Education Quarterly, 2012
This paper analyses junior academic staff's (assistant professors) perceptions of academic work in a highly decentralised Canadian "system". Drawing on recent work by the authors on Canadian university tenure processes and remuneration, the paper compares the perceptions of assistant professor respondents with senior (associate full…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Compensation (Remuneration), Beginning Teachers
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