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The future of the University of Linköping: networking as a mean for coping with the Bologna Process
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Economics.
2004 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
Linköpings Universitets framtid : nätverk som ett medel i Bologna Processen (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Background: During the past years the increasing internationalisation has not only affected companies but also universities. This development is due to the Bologna Declaration which prescribes a harmonisation of the higher education in Europe. The declaration implies a tougher competition, but also a higher degree of co-operation among European universities.

Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to examine how LiU can make use of thenetwork approach in the process of internationalisation, in order to cope with the changes that the Bologna Declaration implies.

Realisation: We have carried out a total amount of 17 interviews. To complement these interviews, secondary data about the Bologna Process and LiU have been extracted from the internet and other information material.

Results: LiU should take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Bologna Process in order to further internationalise. The most favourable way of networking for LiU would be to be a part of relatively small and complementary networks. The promotion and facilitation of the communication between partners, but also within the university, is crucial. Use, and constantly develop, the competitive advantages in order to seek possible network partners and to attract students, teachers and researchers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ekonomiska institutionen , 2004.
Master Thesis in Business Administration (Magisteruppsats från Internationella ekonomprogrammet), 2004:19
Keyword [en]
Business and economics, internationalisation, networks, competitive advantage, the Bologna Process, the University of Linköping
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2148OAI: diva2:19478
Available from: 2004-05-14 Created: 2004-05-14

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