Pooling Resources for Excellence and Relevance: An Evolution of Universities as Multi-Scalar Network Organisations [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Minerva 48 (2):169-187 (2010)
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.
|Keywords||Networks Strategy Research excellence Public policy Universities The UK Scotland Multilevel governance|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Donald Fisher, Janet Atkinson-Grosjean & Dawn House (2001). Changes in Academy/Industry/State Relations in Canada: The Creation and Development of the Networks of Centres of Excellence. [REVIEW] Minerva 39 (3):299-325.
Aldo Geuna & Alessandro Muscio (2009). The Governance of University Knowledge Transfer: A Critical Review of the Literature. Minerva 47 (1):93-114.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Fumi Kitagawa (2006). Repositioning Universities in Multi-Spatial Innovation Systems: The Japanese Case. Social Epistemology 20 (3 & 4):299 – 314.
Arend Zomer, Ben Jongbloed & Jürgen Enders (2010). Do Spin-Offs Make the Academics' Heads Spin? Minerva 48 (3):331-353.
B. Perry & T. May, Excellence, Relevance and the University; the Missing Middle in Universities' Socio-Economic Engagement.
Jill Cowley, Teaching - Intensive Appointments in Law Schools. Is This the Way to Recognise and Value Excellence in Teaching?
J. Paul Grayson & Richard Myles (2005). How Research Ethics Boards Are Undermining Survey Research on Canadian University Students. Journal of Academic Ethics 2 (4):293-314.
Perry L. Glanzer (2008). Searching for the Soul of English Universities: An Exploration and Analysis of Christian Higher Education in England. British Journal of Educational Studies 56 (2):163 - 183.
Christopher Martin (2011). Philosophy of Education in the Public Sphere: The Case of “Relevance”. Studies in Philosophy and Education 30 (6):615-629.
James H. Davis, John A. Ruhe, Monle Lee & Ujvala Rajadhyaksha (2007). Mission Possible: Do School Mission Statements Work? [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 70 (1):99 - 110.
Andrea Bonaccorsi, Cinzia Daraio & Aldo Geuna (2010). Universities in the New Knowledge Landscape: Tensions, Challenges, Change—An Introduction. Minerva 48 (1):1-4.
Richard Whitley (2012). Transforming Universities: National Conditions of Their Varied Organisational Actorhood. Minerva 50 (4):493-510.
Sue Saltmarsh, Wendy Sutherland-Smith & Holly Randell-Moon (2011). 'Inspired and Assisted', or 'Berated and Destroyed'? Research Leadership, Management and Performativity in Troubled Times. Ethics and Education 6 (3):293 - 306.
David E. Blevins & Sid R. Ewer (1988). University Research and Development Activities: Intrusion Into Areas Untended? A Review of Recent Developments and Ethical Issues Raised. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 7 (9):645 - 656.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2010-12-11
Total downloads1 ( #434,761 of 1,098,987 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #287,293 of 1,098,987 )
How can I increase my downloads?