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Title: Strategic Mergers of Strong Institutions to Enhance Competitive Advantage
Contributor(s): Harman, Grant  (author); Harman, Kay Maree  (author)
Publication Date: 2008
DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.hep.8300172
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Abstract: 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.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Higher Education Policy, 21(1), p. 99-121
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 0952-8733
Field of Research (FOR): 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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