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Title: Doing good while performing well at Flemish universities: Benchmarking higher education institutions in terms of social inclusion and market performance
Authors: Haezendonck, Elvira
Willems, Kim
Hillemann, Jenny
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: International journal of inclusive education, In Press
Abstract: Universities, and higher education institutions in general, are ever more influenced by output-driven performance indicators and models that originally stem from the profit-organisational context. As a result,universities are increasingly considering management tools that support them in the (decision) process for attaining their strategic goals. The growth-share matrix is one of these tools that has proven its value in diverse business and competitive contexts in the past few decades. The present study’s contribution is twofold. First, we apply and interpret the growth-share matrix as part of a strategic positioning analysis in a strategic university context. Second, we extend this tool by incorporating social inclusion as a third dimension in the analysis. In recent years, discussions on the rising social disparity among adolescents in higher education have increased and different types of actors have raised the motivation to create more equal opportunities for prospective students who rank among the group of socially disadvantaged adolescents. The findings of an empirical case of the proposed model for a particular Belgian academic programme show that increased social inclusion and higher performance parameters, such as growth in student enrolments and diplomas, can be reached simultaneously.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/21953
DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2016.1184325
ISSN: 1360-3116
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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