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To Achieve the Same as the Others? : Policy Preconditions for Successful Higher Education Governance (2022)

Broucker, B., Ursin, J., Dal Molin, M., & De Wit, K. (2022). To Achieve the Same as the Others? : Policy Preconditions for Successful Higher Education Governance. International Journal of Public Administration, 45(2), 84-93. https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2021.1942045

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Broucker, Bruno; Ursin, Jani; Dal Molin, Martina; De Wit, Kurt

Journal or series: International Journal of Public Administration

ISSN: 0190-0692

eISSN: 1532-4265

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 22/06/2021

Volume: 45

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 84-93

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2021.1942045

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Higher Education (HE) Institutions in different European countries have been steered towards an increased level of quality and performance through a comparable market governance approach. Despite the comparability of the applied governance instruments, the question remains whether these also yield comparable results in different HE systems. Building on policy implementation studies, this article analyses the importance of policy preconditions for and the effects of governance instruments in three distinct HE systems (Flanders, Italy, Finland). It is concluded that goal unclarity and a lack of support are potentially detrimental for the impact of the introduced policy.

Keywords: higher education policy; administration of higher education; system of higher education; comparative research

Free keywords: higher education policy; policy preconditions; policy implementation

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2022

Preliminary JUFO rating: 1

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