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dc.contributor.authorLuoma, Mikko
dc.contributor.authorRisikko, Tanja
dc.contributor.authorErkkilä, Paula
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-31T09:19:17Z
dc.date.available2018-04-06T21:45:08Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationLuoma, M., Risikko, T., & Erkkilä, P. (2016). Strategic choices of Finnish universities in the light of general strategy frameworks. <em>European Journal of Higher Education</em>, 6 (4), 343-355. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1080/21568235.2016.1224672">doi:10.1080/21568235.2016.1224672</a>
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_71400
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/52911
dc.description.abstractThis study examines university strategies from the content perspective. Since the early 1980s, the pressure to adopt strategic management in universities and other higher education institutions has increased because of issues including reduced public funding, pressures and possibilities for internationalization, developments in teaching technologies, and demands for increased accountability to stakeholders. The study employs content analysis and multivariate statistical techniques to examine the written strategies of 13 Finnish universities formulated after the University Act 2010 that aimed at enhancing their competitiveness in the global arena. The studied organizations cover practically Finland’s entire university sector. As a novel tool, the study introduces visual presentations of strategy and investigates to what degree the strategies conform to general content strategy frameworks, such as generic competitive strategies, strategic types, and value disciplines. The results indicate only light conformity with such frameworks. Finally, the study discusses the implications of these findings for both researchers and practitioners of management in the higher education sector.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEuropean Journal of Higher Education
dc.subject.otherstrategy
dc.subject.otherstrategic choices
dc.subject.othervisual mapping
dc.subject.othercontent analysis
dc.subject.othermultidimensional scaling
dc.titleStrategic choices of Finnish universities in the light of general strategy frameworks
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201701301316
dc.contributor.laitosKokkolan yliopistokeskus Chydeniusfi
dc.contributor.laitosKokkola University Consortium Chydeniusen
dc.contributor.oppiaineChydenius-instituutti
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2017-01-30T16:15:05Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange343-355
dc.relation.issn2156-8235
dc.relation.volume6
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Taylor & Francis. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.
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dc.relation.doi10.1080/21568235.2016.1224672


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