Quotation Lepori, Benedetto, Barberio, Vitaliano, Seeber, Marco, Aguillo, Isidro. 2013. Core periphery structures in national higher education systems. A cross-country analysis using interlinking data.. Journal of Informetrics 7 (3): 622-634.


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This paper presents a comparative analysis of the structure of national higher education networks in six European countries using interlinking data. We show that national HE systems display a common core periphery structure, which we explain by the lasting reputational differences in science, as well as the process of expansion and integration of HE systems. Furthermore, we demonstrate that centrality in national networks (coreness) is associated with organizational characteristics, reflecting that interlinking is motivated by access to resources and the status of the organizations concerned, and that national policies impact network structures by influencing the level of inequality in the distribution of resources and status. Finally, we show that, as an outcome of the core periphery structure, the strength of ties between two HEIs is largely determined by their individual coreness, while the impact of distance is too small scale to alter the network structure generated by organizational attributes.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Informetrics
Citation Index SSCI
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A
Language English
Title Core periphery structures in national higher education systems. A cross-country analysis using interlinking data.
Volume 7
Number 3
Year 2013
Page from 622
Page to 634
Reviewed? Y
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1751157713000242

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Barberio, Vitaliano (Details)
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Aguillo, Isidro (Cybermetrics Lab, Spain)
Lepori, Benedetto (University of Lugano, Switzerland)
Seeber, Marco (University of Lugano, Switzerland)
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Institute for Organization Studies IN (Details)
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