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Knowledge, Diversity and Performance in European Higher Education

Edited by Andrea Bonaccorsi

in Books from Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract: For the first time, data on individual European higher education institutions (rather than data aggregated at the country level) is used in order to examine a wide range of issues that are both theoretically challenging and relevant from policy-making and societal perspectives. The contributors integrate statistics on universities and colleges with other sources of information such as patents, start-up firms and bibliometric data, and employ rigorous empirical methods to address a range of key questions, including: what is the role of non-university tertiary education, such as vocational training? How important is the private sector? Are European universities internationalized? Are they efficient from the point of view of costs and educational output? Are there pure research universities in Europe? How do universities contribute to economic growth?

Keywords: Business and Management; Economics and Finance; Education; Innovations and Technology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A2 I2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781782540717
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Mapping the European higher education landscape: new insights from the EUMIDA project , pp iii-iii Downloads
Andreas Niederl, Andrea Bonaccorsi, Benedetto Lepori, Tasso Brandt, Daniela De Filippo and Ulrich Schmoch
Ch 2 Is there a European university model? New evidence on national path dependence and structural convergence , pp iii-iii Downloads
Torben Schubert, Andrea Bonaccorsi, Tasso Brandt, Daniela De Filippo, Benedetto Lepori and Andreas Niederl
Ch 3 Public and private higher education in Europe: competition, complementarity or worlds apart? , pp iii-iii Downloads
Pedro Teixeira, Vera Rocha, Ricardo Biscaia and Margarida F. Cardoso
Ch 4 The research output of universities: conceptual and methodological problems , pp iii-iii Downloads
Ulrich Schmoch
Ch 5 The internationalization of European higher education institutions , pp iii-iii Downloads
Marco Seeber and Benedetto Lepori
Ch 6 Institutional and regional factors behind university patenting in Europe: an exploratory spatial analysis using EUMIDA data , pp iii-iii Downloads
Attila Varga and Márton Horváth
Ch 7 How universities contribute to the creation of knowledge-intensive firms: detailed evidence on the Italian case , pp iii-iii Downloads
Andrea Bonaccorsi, Massimo G. Colombo, Massimiliano Guerini and Cristina Rossi Lamastra
Ch 8 Is the university model an organizational necessity? Scale and agglomeration effects in science , pp iii-iii Downloads
Tasso Brandt and Torben Schubert
Ch 9 How and why does cost efficiency of universities differ across European countries? An explorative attempt using new microdata , pp iii-iii Downloads
Zara Daghbashyan, Enrico Deiaco and Maureen McKelvey
Ch 10 Scale and research specialization in European universities: a directional distance approach to teaching efficiency , pp iii-iii Downloads
Andrea Bonaccorsi, Cinzia Daraio and Leopold Simar

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