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Alipova, Olga; Lovakov, Andrey – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
The literature on the consequences of academic inbreeding shows ambiguous results: some papers show that inbreeding positively influences research productivity measured by the quantity and quality of publications, while others demonstrate the opposite effect. There are contradictory results both in the studies of different countries and within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Productivity, Faculty Publishing, National Surveys
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Shephard, Kerry; Brown, Kim; Guiney, Tess; Deaker, Lynley – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
This article examines the nature of, and need for, evaluation of community-engaged university teaching and research. The research was conducted as part of a larger project aimed at improving institutional understanding of how to best support community-engaged university people. We interviewed 25 community-engaged colleagues, and used a general…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Interviews, Institutional Characteristics, School Community Relationship
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Kristensen, Katrine Hahn; Karlsen, Jan Erik – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
This article investigates strategies for internationalisation at technical universities in the Nordic countries. The study explores the institutional rationales for internationalisation, the stories told in the strategy documents, the importance of leaders, faculty, administration and students for implementation of the strategy, and barriers and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Technical Education
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Uslu, Baris – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
This research aimed to identify the components of communication systems in universities and to explore their influence on academic life. To collect data, interviews were carried out with academics from Australian universities. Thematic descriptive and content analyses were performed on the data-set. Analyses showed that the human relations unit,…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Organizational Communication, Universities, Interviews
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Högfeldt, Anna-Karin; Malmi, Lauri; Kinnunen, Päivi; Jerbrant, Anna; Strömberg, Emma; Berglund, Anders; Villadsen, Jørgen – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
This continuous research within Nordic engineering institutions targets the contexts and possibilities for leadership among engineering education program directors. The IFP-model, developed based on analysis of interviews with program leaders in these institutions, visualizes the program director's informal and formal power. The model is presented…
Descriptors: Program Administration, Teacher Leadership, Engineering Education, Institutional Characteristics
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Patrício, Maria Teresa; Santos, Patrícia; Loureiro, Paulo Maia; Horta, Hugo – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
The international mobility of faculty is increasing worldwide. Although studies have considered the experiences of academics abroad, less is known about faculty-exchange programs with policy objectives. This study helps to fill this gap by analyzing a nationwide structured faculty exchange program established by Carnegie Mellon University and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Exchange Programs, International Educational Exchange, Teacher Motivation
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Macheridis, Nikos – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
This article develops and implements an agile management approach in higher education. Such an approach follows core practices, such as project plans. The project manager has to identify the agility drivers that represent changes and pressures; prioritize agility capabilities to take advantage of changes; identify agility providers to obtain…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Program Administration, Administrative Principles, Departments
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Jin, Jin; Horta, Hugo – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
In a globalized world, universities face challenges adapting to changing environmental pressures and expectations of legitimacy. Studies on the topic have tended to focus on universities in North America and Europe, while Chinese universities have received less attention, perhaps due to their status as latecomers to global higher education. Based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics
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Deering, Darren; Sá, Creso – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
The use of corporate management tools in universities has been widely critiqued in recent decades, as it is viewed as undermining academic goals and promoting marketization and corporatization. Responsibility center budgeting (RCB) is one popular management tool that has been decried as promoting market logics, internal competition and…
Descriptors: Administration, Corporations, Colleges, Educational Administration
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Kekäle, Jouni – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
Higher education is facing increasing expectations on accountability, better quality, outcomes and social relevance. Recruitment of academic staff is often considered the single most important component in creating a successful university. This paper describes a model for proactive strategic recruitment that can be seen as a way to improve…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection
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Skrbinjek, Vesna; Šušteršic, Janez; Lesjak, Dušan – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
This article analyses how political preferences, which are co-determined by the beliefs of decision-makers and influences of interest groups and the general public, affect the decisions to maintain or cut public funding for tertiary education during the economic crisis. Our sample included 29 European countries which we divided into two groups…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Federal Aid
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Nguyen, Huu Cuong; Ta, Thi Thu Hien – Tertiary Education and Management, 2018
This study investigates the viewpoints of higher education managers, staff, lecturers and students on the impacts of accreditation in institutional quality management. These views are explored via a case study approach involving semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders at a leading university in Vietnam. The study's results suggest that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews
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Pinheiro, Rómulo; Nordstrand Berg, Laila – Tertiary Education and Management, 2017
Multi-campus universities are not a new phenomenon per se, but they have become an increasing feature of contemporary higher education systems all over the world. In the case of Northern Europe, multi-campus universities are the consequence of contraction patterns resulting from overcapacity, fragmentation and rising competition. This paper has…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Universities, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Langa, Patrício – Tertiary Education and Management, 2017
This paper tries to accomplish two tasks. First, it uses a critical review of the concept of differentiation to shed light on the expansion of the Mozambican higher education system, a consequence of the global neoliberal dynamics of higher education. Second, the neoliberal framework is applied to account for the development of multi-campus…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Neoliberalism, Educational Quality, Higher Education
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Vartiainen, Perttu – Tertiary Education and Management, 2017
This paper analyzes the campus-based tensions which are emerging in the multi-campus university during a critical period of structural development. A multi-campus system easily generates intrinsic tensions between "localist" campus-based interests and system-level interests, in which the interests of external stakeholders often play a…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Administrative Organization, Foreign Countries, Multicampus Colleges
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