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Implications of subject benchmarking in UK higher education: the case of business and management

Holloway, J. and Francis, G. (2002). Implications of subject benchmarking in UK higher education: the case of business and management. Quality in Higher Education, 8(3) pp. 239–253.

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1353832022000031674
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Abstract

This paper presents an exploration of the process of developing the Quality Assurance Agency's subject benchmark statements and an examination of issues surrounding their implementation in the UK. The nature of 'benchmarking' in the context of subject benchmark statements is found to be far removed from benchmarking as recognised outside the higher education sector. This paper concludes by discussing ways in which higher education could be encouraged to accept the notion of benchmarking as a route to improving processes and continual development and the implications of a crude adoption of 'subject benchmarking' as currently defined within the new academic review process.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1470-1081
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Item ID: 1364
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:45
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/1364
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