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HEG's doctoral students


Roberta Antunes | Kari Kuoppala | Alice Sena Lamptey | Dong Li | Yohannes Mehari | Charisse Reyes | Yulia Shumilova 

Roberta Antunes

Entrepreneurialism in Brazilian Higher Education - an Institutional Analysis

Roberta Antunes' research focuses on institutional changes in higher education. Her main interest is to examine entrepreneurial actions within some institutions highlighting their diversity and how entrepreneurship happens. Based on the concepts of Burton Clark (1998) about the pathways of transformation and moreover how changes in universities could be sustained (Clark: 2004), she develops a study concerning the evolution of the idea of entrepreneurialism in higher education in its various forms. Through a qualitative research, she is able to show that entrepreneurialism is a phenomenon that is present in Brazil which is a very interesting case study due to the uniqueness of the system.   

Kari Kuoppala

Management by Results in Finnish Universities

Kari Kuoppala's study analyses how the management by results strategy has changed the management together with the administrative system inside the Finnish universities. Empirically the study is based on the material collected from four multidisciplinary universities. Theoretically it is based on organisation theory and also on higher education research. The similarities between universities and the slow motion of their changes are explained by using organisation theory. The active role of universities is explained by the conceptual framework of Burton Clark dealing with the entrepreneurial universities.

Alice Sena Lamptey

Networking, a tool for capacity building in higher education in Africa: opportunities, challenges and innovative approaches to maximise benefits

Alice Sena Lamptey is an associate researcher in the Finnish Graduate School for Higher Education Administration, Management and Economics. She does her research in Ghana. The research objective of Alice Lamptey's research is to highlight the key capacity building needs in higher education in Africa; identify and analyze current networking activities and strategies of development partners that fund higher education in Africa through the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), with the view to proposing innovative strategies to maximize the benefits of networking for capacity building in higher education in Africa.

Dong Li

Management and Leadership in Post-merger Universities in China

Dong Li's research interests include management and leadership on mergers in Higher Education. In  his master's thesis, “Mergers in Chinese Higher Education since the 1990s” he interpreted and analyzed mergers in Chinese higher education, and presented the main factors that had influenced the nature and outcomes of the merger process. In his further research, he will focus on the management and leadership in post-merger university, which will present a multi-dimensional management and leadership model as well as the adaptive policy, and to help administrators and leaders to think in more comprehensive ways about their work, and thereby improve their performance and the education quality. In his study, he tries to employ an “Orchestration Perspective” on management and leadership in Higher Education.

 


Doctoral students in HEAME

Yohannes Mehari 

Governance reform in Ethiopian higher education system: the implementation of business management tools and organizational response of public universities

Yohannes Mehari's research focuses on interpreting organizational responses of higher education institutions to government policies and programs that are characterized by the adoption business management tools. It examines how organizational change in Ethiopian public higher education institutions is affected by governmental policies and programs. In relation to this, apart from the internal dynamics of universities, it will also thoroughly compare and analyse the influences of both technical and institutional environments on the organizational response of universities. This study is, therefore, informed by two of the main theoretical perspectives to organizational change- resource dependence and neo-institutional theories. Moreover, the result of this research will be based on one case study institution (one of the biggest universities in Ethiopia) and will be supported by interviews and various documents.

Charisse Reyes

Charisse Reyes is currently researching the entrepreneurial university's role within the national innovation system. She focuses on one Singaporean university that is actively involved in innovation activities (spin-offs, technology commercialization, industry-related research and fostering entrepreneurship). Frame analysis will be utilized as a method for investigating the interpretations of various actors and stakeholders on how they view the case as an important institution in Singapore’s national innovation system. Therefore,this method considers'packaging' the perceived impact of entrepreneurial activities engaged by the case university on Singapore's transition from an investment-driven economy to an innovation-driven economy.

Yulia Shumilova

The role of higher education institutions in enhancing international graduate employability

The goal of Ms. Shumilova's thesis is to identify the ways in which HEIs can enhance international graduate employability based on theoretically corroborated systemic approach to understanding the processes of attracting, educating and retaining foreign talent. The following research questions will be answered in four research articles based on the case study of Finland and the relevant theoretical frameworks, such as the institutional theory perspectives (agency and institutional entrepreneur):

1) What factors affect international graduate employability based on the case of Finland?

2) What is the role of HEIs in attracting and retaining global talent?: a comparative review of three models.

3) What is the role of institutional entrepreneurs in enhancing international graduate employability based on the case of Unipoli network?

4) How do HEIs develop the employability of their international students based on the case of Erasmus Mundus Master program (MARIHE)?

 
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