n South African Journal of Education - Models for mergers in higher education

Volume 21, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-0100
  • E-ISSN: 2076-3433



References to possible combinations of higher education institutionsin the CHE report on the size and shape of higher education (30 June2000) have spawned a debate on the issue, as well as responses fromand internal actions in higher education institutions, that range fromaggressive through defensive to strongly resisting. As it is highly unlikelythat no combinations whatsoever will be effected, it is valuableto investigate a combination/merger scenario. This article providessome basic information on various models for merging institutions/companies, that has been sourced from the literature regarding theprivate sector. The appropriateness of each model to the currenthigher education context must be extrapolated by reconfiguration ofthe information.

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