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Handbook of Research on Trends in European Higher Education Convergence

Handbook of Research on Trends in European Higher Education Convergence
Author(s)/Editor(s): Alina Mihaela Dima (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)
Copyright: ©2014
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5998-8
ISBN13: 9781466659988
ISBN10: 146665998X
EISBN13: 9781466659995


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With an increase in global competition among universities and national higher education systems, educational programs desire to offer compatible content without losing their competitive advantage. Because of this balance, the issue of convergence, along with its benefits and limits, has emerged.

The Handbook of Research on Trends in European Higher Education Convergence aims to identify the indicators that meet the consensus of the academic community and higher education management experts. Analyzing the recognized trends within the publication and concluding which measures should be taken to improve convergence pace and avoid potential pitfalls; this reference book is a useful resource for academics and students, as well as specialists, policy makers, and professionals connected with the educational sector.

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This 21-chapter collection brings together economists and other business scholars from Europe, the US, and Mexico for discussion of European higher education convergence trends and the impact of economic development on the educational level of specific countries. They consider whether and to what extent factors like economic growth, national domestic product innovation, research-development levels, and economic openness influence the convergence process in education. Chapters discuss harmonization and convergence of educational policies in light of the Bologna Process, including academic research articles and their impact on educational policies' structure and application in universities, the intellectual capital of universities, the challenges of mobility and internationalization, the need for harmonization, the importance of self-evaluation and self-development of universities, the implementation of Bologna reforms, and the internationalization of business schools.

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Author's/Editor's Biography

Alina Dima (Ed.)
Alina Mihaela Dima is a full professor at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, School of Business Administration and starting from November 2011 she is the Director of the UNESCO Department for Business Administration. She has graduated in 1998 the International Business and Economics Faculty (REI) within Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, she has a Master degree in Economics, specialization in Intra-European Transactions and a PhD in Economics since 2007 specialization in International Business and Economics. The main fields of interest are: International Business, Competition Policy, European Integration, Higher Education. She coordinated two national projects related to competition policy and higher education in Europe financed by UEFISCDI. She is founding member and vice-president of the Business Excellence Association, Chief-Editor of the journal Management & Marketing, indexed in international databases (Cabell’s, Index Copernicus, CEEOL, EBSCO, RePEc, DOAJ, Ulrich and ProQuest). She has presented various papers at academic conferences in country and outside and she published more than 50 articles, books and papers in prestigious national and international journals.


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