In this paper, we examine the concept of ‘legitimacy’ in higher education in the context of the city-state of Singapore. We find that ‘legitimacy’ enhancing devices like rankings and accreditation are not necessary precursors for market success, reputation building or the provision of a quality education. This result is a direct challenge to the prevailing orthodoxy.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Oct 2015|
|Event||2016 EFMD Higher Education Research Conference - Barcelona, Spain|
Duration: 10 Oct 2016 → 11 Oct 2016
|Conference||2016 EFMD Higher Education Research Conference|
|Period||10/10/16 → 11/10/16|
- higher education
McKiernan, P., & Waring, P. (2015). Do university rankings and accreditation really matter? Manufacturing 'legitimacy' in Singapore's higher education sector. Paper presented at 2016 EFMD Higher Education Research Conference, Barcelona, Spain.