Is higher education in the UK becoming more competitive?

Adcroft, Andy, Teckman, Jon and Willis, Robert (2010) Is higher education in the UK becoming more competitive? International Journal of Public Sector Management, 23 (6). pp. 578-588. ISSN 0951-3558

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to consider the extent to which recent changes in the UK's higher education sector are likely to increase the level of competition and change the behaviour of UK higher education institutions. Design/methodology/approach: The paper draws on a conceptual framework developed to understand competitive conditions and behaviours in order to provide an analytical device to guide the narrative of the paper. The paper draws on a number of national and international sources. Findings: It is likely that competition between UK higher education institutions will intensify in the future especially in light of the introduction of student tuition fees and this will lead to further changes in behaviour. Originality/value: The paper offers an original approach and conceptual basis to make a contribution to a growing debate about the future of the UK higher education sector.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Competitive advantage, United Kingdom, Higher education
Faculty: ARCHIVED Lord Ashcroft International Business School (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 24 May 2011 11:51
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 16:17

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