Strategic Networks of Higher Education Institutions: Evidence from Europe

Business Education & Accreditation, v. 7 (1) pp. 87-95, 2015

10 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2016

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Juha Kettunen

Turku University of Applied Sciences

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to present the establishment, activities and the results of the Consortium on Applied Research and Professional Education, which is the strategic network of higher education institutions. The study analyses the role of trust in strategic partnerships and the benefits of networking. The concept of trust has been used to plan the structure of the strategic network and create a cohesive network with common interests. The strategic network promoted student and staff exchange, research and development projects and the sharing of knowledge and good practices. The consortium is the first strategic network of its kind established by five European universities of applied sciences. The findings of this study are useful to the administrators of educational institutions as they improve internationalization and institutional performance.

Keywords: Strategic Management, Trust, Networking, Higher Education

JEL Classification: M1, R1

Suggested Citation

Kettunen, Juha, Strategic Networks of Higher Education Institutions: Evidence from Europe (2015). Business Education & Accreditation, v. 7 (1) pp. 87-95, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2654381

Juha Kettunen (Contact Author)

Turku University of Applied Sciences ( email )

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20520 Turku
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