Universities and Pricing on Higher Education Markets

  • Christine Musselin


It is more and more frequent to read that higher education is being transformed into an industry (or should be turned into an industry, European Commission 2005) and that market forces are driving the development of higher education systems.


High Education High Education Institution High Education System High Education Policy Market Relationship 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre de Sociologie des OrganisationsParisFrance

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