Higher Education Management and Policy

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1726-9822 (online)
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1682-3451 (print)
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Previously published as Higher Education Management, Higher Education Management and Policy (HEMP) is published three times each year and is edited by the OECD’s Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education. It covers the field through articles and reports on such issues as quality assurance, human resources, funding, and internationalisation. It also is a source of information on activities and events organised by OECD’s IMHE Programme.

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There Are Mergers, and There Are Mergers

The Forms of Inter-institutional Combination You do not have access to this content

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Author(s):
Daniel W. Lang
28 Mar 2002
Pages:
41
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No.:
1,
Volume:
14,
Issue:
1
Pages:
11–50
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/hemp-v14-art1-en

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Mergers have for many years been a fact of life in the for-profit private sector. Recently they have become more common in the public sector and in the not-for-profit private sector. Estimates place the number of mergers among colleges and universities in the last decade at approximately 500. Why do colleges and universities merge? When they use the term "merger" what do they understand it to mean? How is a merger alike or different from other forms of inter-institutional combination. This study addresses those questions by examining the factors that motivate merger, and by determining the extent to which these factors are unique to merger or motivate other forms of inter-institutional co-operation as well. To do this, the study develops a taxonomy of inter-institutional combination, and of the factors that induce institutional behaviour towards co-operation.

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