A World Full of Mergers: The Nordic Countries in a Global Context

  • Rómulo PinheiroEmail author
  • Lars Geschwind
  • Timo Aarrevaara
Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 46)


In this introductory chapter to the volume, the editors present the findings from a literature review undertaken on the topic, and link classical organizational perspectives to the study of merger processes involving higher education institutions. The chapter provides a brief overview of developments across Nordic higher education by referring to Burton Clark’s famous ‘triangle of coordination’. The authors conclude by sketching out the rationale and aim of the comparative study, the ways in which the volume is organized and by providing a short summary of its individual contributions.


High Education Nordic Country External Stakeholder Resource Dependency Organizational Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rómulo Pinheiro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lars Geschwind
    • 2
  • Timo Aarrevaara
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Political Science and Management, Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of AgderKristiansandNorway
  2. 2.Department of Learning, School of Education and Communication in Engineering ScienceKTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Faculty of Social SciencesUniversity of LaplandRovaniemiFinland

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