Antecedents of Growth in Higher Education Institutions of North Cyprus: Resource-Based Approach

Mehmet Ali Ekemen, Gozde Inal Cavlan


This study aims to reveal the antecedents of growth in Higher Education Institutions of North Cyprus, using Resource Based Approach. Research in this field is limited to developed economies and there is a need for more research in the developing country settings. North Cyprus is a unique location for this study since it is a developing country which is geographically located in between Europe, Africa and Middle East harmonizing several different cultures in its unique settings. An explanatory research design was adopted using a questionnaire survey to collect data and test the hypotheses. Data was collected from 343 respondents, consisting of 172 administrative and 171 academic staff, in five universities which have 10 years of history in higher education sector. The results of the study showed that Marketing resources, Human resources, Research and Development resources, Organizational resources and accessibility of these resources have been shown to positively influence the university growth.

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