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Performance-based funding for higher education in the Netherlands and Catalonia : a neo-institutional explanation

Somi, Carolien (2015) Performance-based funding for higher education in the Netherlands and Catalonia : a neo-institutional explanation.

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Abstract:Performance-based funding systems in the Netherlands and Spain (Catalonia) are the main subject of this study. The main questions are: ‘How can we explain that the Netherlands and Spain (Catalonia) have chosen different forms of PBF systems for their higher education institutions and what are the consequences of these chosen forms of PBF systems for the performance agreements made by the HEIs within these countries?’ To provide an answer to these two main questions the study is split in two parts. The first part describes the chosen PBF systems and the second part explains the variation in adopted PBF systems between and within the countries (region). In this master thesis, the theory of new-institutionalism is used. Hypotheses for performance-based budgeting are deductively derived from the theory, which are subsequently tested in the contexts of higher education in Spain (Catalonia) and the Netherlands. The hypotheses are tested by means of data collected from interviews, academic literature, document analysis and observations. In this way we gain more insight in the mechanisms that explain differences and similarities in performance-based budgeting in higher education between and within countries (regions).
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Public Administration MSc (60020)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/68275
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