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On The Role Of Competition In Higher Education – Uses And Abuses Of The Economic Metaphor

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  • Egon P. Franck
  • Bruno Schönfelder

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We argue that competition in higher education improves efficiency only if a number of restrictive conditions are fulfilled. We expose their restrictiveness, and we argue that such conditions are unlikely to be fulfilled in Germany or elsewhere in mainland Europe. We believe that claims that German educational policies are moving towards an efficiencyenhancing model of competition cannot be taken seriously.

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  • Egon P. Franck & Bruno Schönfelder, 2000. "On The Role Of Competition In Higher Education – Uses And Abuses Of The Economic Metaphor," Schmalenbach Business Review (sbr), LMU Munich School of Management, vol. 52(3), pages 214-237, July.
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    1. Kemnitz, Alexander, 2003. "Funding, Competition and Quality in Higher Education," Discussion Papers 610, Institut fuer Volkswirtschaftslehre und Statistik, Abteilung fuer Volkswirtschaftslehre.
    2. Egon Franck & Christian Opitz, 2003. "Different higher education patterns of topmanagers in the U.S., France, and Germany. A signaling approach," Working Papers 0022, University of Zurich, Institute for Strategy and Business Economics (ISU).
    3. Karsten Mause, 2010. "Considering Market-Based Instruments for Consumer Protection in Higher Education," Journal of Consumer Policy, Springer, vol. 33(1), pages 29-53, March.
    4. Alejandro M. Fernández Castro, 2011. "Celtic tiger and celtic cat," Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación volume 6,in: Antonio Caparrós Ruiz (ed.), Investigaciones de Economía de la Educación 6, edition 1, volume 6, chapter 61, pages 1002-1010 Asociación de Economía de la Educación.

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