publication . Thesis

Cultural due diligence: an investigation into its significance in tertiary education mergers in Scotland

Steen, Colin James;
Open Access English
  • Country: United Kingdom
Mergers are a fact of life in the private sector and are increasingly becoming a factor in the public sector. Organisations seek to merge in order to survive or grow by accruing benefits of scale, better or cheaper access to resources or by overcoming barriers to entry into existing or new markets. Financial shocks can play a part in increasing merger activity (Andrade et al., 2001; Harford, 2004) and the tertiary education sector in Scotland has witnessed a number of mergers in the last two decades, the most recent of which have been at least in part driven by the need to reduce public expenditure.This study considered the guidance afforded to tertiary educatio...
free text keywords: Cultural, mergers, tertiary education, 378 Higher education, 506 Organizations & management, HD28 Management. Industrial Management, LB2300 Higher Education
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