Mergers in higher education - The process of a merger - A case study of the new NTNU
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The thesis is a study of the new NTNU merger where the purpose was to investigate the effect different merger conditions had on the planning of a comprehensive merger. A literature study gave three categories of merger conditions. These were origins and drivers, institutional characteristics, and individual characteristics. By comparing the research with the recent merger of the new NTNU, certain conditions were found to be important than others, and especially leadership, leadership, economies of scope, and the number, size, and geographical location of partaking institutions.