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Cai, Yuzhuo; Pinheiro, Rómulo; Geschwind, Lars; Aarrevaara, Timo – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
This paper tries to develop a conceptual framework for a comprehensive understanding of the merger process, which is regarded as a matter of institutionalization of organizational innovation. In the framework, a number of factors affecting merger process or institutionalization of merger are identified, such as those related to environmental…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Higher Education, Innovation, Models
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Stensaker, Bjørn; Persson, Mats; Pinheiro, Rómulo – European Journal of Higher Education, 2016
One can, in principle, identify numerous arguments for mergers in higher education (HE), including efficiency, diversity, quality, and regional needs. This diversity can be explained by the growing societal interest in the sector, not least concerning the contributions from HE to society at large. However, research on merger processes has tended…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Organizational Change, Stakeholders, Higher Education
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Pinheiro, Rómulo; Langa, Patricio V.; Pausits, Attila – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
Globally, debates on the notion of a third set of activities aimed at linking higher education institutions more closely with surrounding society are not new. In the last decade or so, calls for a re-engagement of the university in helping to tackle the great challenges facing societies and local communities have propelled the third mission to the…
Descriptors: Universities, Institutional Mission, Institutional Characteristics, Conflict
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Pinheiro, Rómulo; Langa, Patricio V.; Pausits, Attila – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
In modern, knowledge-based societies, universities play an increasingly important role in achieving economic growth and social progress. Their traditional roles and missions are being broadened as to accommodate activities that facilitate engagement with various stakeholder groups. Universities do not want to be regarded as isolated and separated…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Higher Education, Colleges, Economic Development
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Cai, Yuzhuo; Zhang, Han; Pinheiro, Rómulo – European Journal of Higher Education, 2015
There is a lack of in-depth studies on how technology transfer organizations (TTOs) are organized and developed. This paper examines the evolution/institutionalization of TTOs in Tsinghua University (TU), as a microcosm of the development of TTOs in Chinese universities. It explores two issues in particular: what kinds of TTOs have been developed…
Descriptors: Technology Transfer, Higher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology