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Is the university model an organizational necessity? Scale and agglomeration effects in science

Tasso Brandt and Torben Schubert

Chapter 8 in Knowledge, Diversity and Performance in European Higher Education, 2014, pp iii-iii 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)
Date: 2014
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