Pooling Resources for Excellence: An Evolution of Universities as Networked Organisations

F Kitagawa

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    Abstract

    There are a number of different forms of inter-organisational collaborative arrangements between universities at international, national and sub-national levels. This paper focuses on a particular form of inter-university collaboration mechanisms, which represents one of the key recent policy developments in Scotland. Research pooling initiatives are a regional response to create international research excellence and regional relevance by ‘pooling’ specific areas of research excellences that are seen to be of strategic importance to Scotland universities across the region. Research pooling initiatives as networks can be seen as strategic processes. Universities share resources and research facilities among selective partners and recruit professors and research students internationally by branding their subject areas together. This multi-scalar institutional development is set against the background of devolution and globalisation of science, technology and innovation policy on the one hand, and changing national higher education policies in the UK on the other.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)169-187
    JournalMinerva
    Volume48
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Keywords

    • Networks Strategy Research excellence Public policy

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