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Measuring World-class Excellence and the Global Obsession with Rankings

In: Handbook on Globalization and Higher Education


  • Ellen Hazelkorn


Higher education has entered centre-stage in the context of the knowledge economy and has been deployed in the search for economic competitiveness and social development. Against this backdrop, this highly illuminating Handbook explores worldwide convergences and divergences in national higher education systems resulting from increased global co-operation and competition.

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  • Ellen Hazelkorn, 2011. "Measuring World-class Excellence and the Global Obsession with Rankings," Chapters,in: Handbook on Globalization and Higher Education, chapter 29 Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eechap:13590_29

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    1. Grewal, Rajdeep & Dearden, James A. & Lilien, Gary L., 2008. "The University Rankings Game: Modeling the Competition Among Universities for Ranking," The American Statistician, American Statistical Association, vol. 62, pages 232-237, August.
    2. Luke Georghiou, 2009. "Strategy to Join the Elite: Merger and the 2015 Agenda at the University of Manchester," Chapters,in: Learning to Compete in European Universities, chapter 3 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    3. Christopher N. Avery & Mark E. Glickman & Caroline M. Hoxby & Andrew Metrick, 2013. "A Revealed Preference Ranking of U.S. Colleges and Universities," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 128(1), pages 425-467.
    4. James Monks & Ronald G. Ehrenberg, 1999. "The Impact of US News and World Report College Rankings on Admission Outcomes and Pricing Decisions at Selective Private Institutions," NBER Working Papers 7227, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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