Inter-organisational collaborations in Dutch higher education

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This chapter presents an overview of inter-organisational collaborations in Dutch higher education. Firstly, different types of inter-organisational formations are described in a general sense, including the goals and motivations of establishing such formations. Secondly, after an explanation of the legal base for interorganisational cooperation in Dutch higher education, various strategic alliances and mergers are described, demonstrating the variety of inter-organisational formations as well as their success or failure. Particularly, cross-sectoral alliances face problems to come to fruition.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMergers in Higher Education. Practices and Policies
EditorsLeon Cremonini, Saeed Paivandi, K.M. Joshi
Place of PublicationNew Delhi
PublisherStudera Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-93-85883-94-1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NamePerspectives on Higher Education


  • higher education
  • mergers
  • strategic alliances
  • Collaboration


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