Educational Development

Our research focus area on Educational Development is concerned with curriculum development, quality assurance, multiple cultural-sensitive learning, leadership and management in higher education, on-line learning development.

Educational Development focuses on supporting and enhancing the design and development of high-quality student learning experiences.

MSM’s Educational Development research addresses inter alia subjects such as student satisfaction in higher education. Research on new public universities’ achievements and challenges. Assessing organizational capacity in higher education and designing organization capacity assessment tools for public universities. The challenges of higher education institutions in developing countries.

Educational Development Research and Publications

Student satisfaction in higher education: a comparative study of a private and a public college
van Deuren, R., & Lhadan, K. (2017). Student satisfaction in higher education: a comparative study of a private and a public college. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, 6(1), 40-52.

Ethiopian new public universities: Achievements, challenges and illustrative case studies
van Deuren, R., Kahsu, T., Mohammed, S., & Woldie, W. (2016). Ethiopian new public universities: Achievements, challenges and illustrative case studies. Quality Assurance in Education, 24(2), 158-172.

Sustainable capacity development in higher education: the MSM perspective
van Deuren, R. (2015). Sustainable capacity development in higher education: the MSM perspective. Presented at the UNPAR business coaching seminar, Bandung, Indonesia.

Assessing organizational capacity in higher education
van Deuren, R. (2014). Assessing organizational capacity in higher education. Design of an organization capacity assessment tool for Ethiopian new public universities. First results following a design oriented approach (MSM Working Paper No. 2014/07). Available at: https://www.msm.nl/IManager/MediaLink/935/95931/16987/1939535/

Capacity development in higher education institutions in developing countries
van Deuren, R. (2013). Capacity development in higher education institutions in developing countries. Scoping paper (MSM Working Paper No. 2013/30). Available at: https://www.msm.nl/IManager/MediaLink/935/95931/16981/1939531/

The challenges of higher education institutions in developing countries
van Deuren, R. (2012). The challenges of higher education institutions in developing countries. Why capacity development matters. Presented at the Maastricht School of Management annual research conference 2012, Maastricht, Netherlands.

How Numeracy Mediates Cash Flow Format Preferences: A Worldwide Study
Donleavy, G., Poli, P., ConoverT., C., K., & Iatridis, G. (2018). How Numeracy Mediates Cash Flow Format Preferences: A Worldwide Study. International Journal of Management Education, 16(2), 180-192. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijme.2018.01.004

Supporting technology-enhanced learning innovations, Lessons from three cases of the ELIG Learning@Work Exploratorium Lab
Faria, A., Meiszner, A., Looi, K., & Hardy, P. (2014). Supporting technology-enhanced learning innovations, Lessons from three cases of the ELIG Learning@Work Exploratorium Lab. Presented at the XVI International Symposium on Computers in Education, SIIE 2014, La Rioja, Spain.

Sustainability of Open Education and Emerging Funding Models
Hardy, P., Lelievre, D., & Katsikea, E. (2013). Sustainability of Open Education and Emerging Funding Models (Challenges and opportunities). In A. Meiszner & L. Squires (Eds.), Openness and Education, Advances in Digital Education and Lifelong Learning. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Open Education Business Models: Configurations and Sustainability
Hardy, P., Lelievre, D., & Katsikea, E. (2013). Open Education Business Models: Configurations and Sustainability. In A. Meiszner & L. Squires (Eds.), Openness and Education (Advances in Digital Education and Lifelong Learning, Volume 1) (pp. ii). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Presentation entitled 'Redefining transnational education: trends, experiences and expectations
Kovacs, K. (2016, October). Presentation entitled 'Redefining transnational education: trends, experiences and expectations, Case study in TNE: Maastricht School of Management'. Presented at the AIEC Conference, October 2016, Melbourne, Australia.

Strategic Relationship Development: A German-U.S. University Case Study
Learch, K., Paulsen, K., Schuch, E., & Sander, H. (2016). Strategic Relationship Development: A German-U.S. University Case Study. In C. Banks, B. Siebe-Herbig, & K. Norton (Eds.), Global Perspectives on Strategic International Partnerships. A Guide to Building Sustainable Academic Linkages (pp. 13-24). Washington D.C.: Institute of International Education. Available at: https://www.iie.org/Research-and-Insights/Publications/Global-Perspectives-Strategic-Partnerships

The Management of International Development Projects: Enhancing Sustainable Outcomes with Improved Project Management Education and Training
Martens, P., van Riet, M., & Santos, R. (2013). The Management of International Development Projects: Enhancing Sustainable Outcomes with Improved Project Management Education and Training (MSM Working Paper No. 2013/20). Available at: https://www.msm.nl/IManager/MediaLink/935/95931/16975/1939531/

Hybrid organizational models for Free/Open Education
Meiszner, A., Stamelos, I., Hardy, P., & Aczel, J. (2010). Hybrid organizational models for Free/Open Education. Presented at the 5th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education, Barcelona, Spain.

Entrepreneurial change in government-led development: Ethiopian universities. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning
Mudde, H., van Dijk, M. P., Gerba, D., & Chekole, A. (2019). Entrepreneurial change in government-led development: Ethiopian universities. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-07-2018-0073

Entrepreneurship Education in Ethiopian universities: Institutional assessment
Mudde, H., Gessema Gerba, D., & Derese Chekol, A. (2015). Entrepreneurship Education in Ethiopian universities: Institutional assessment (Synthesis Report) (MSM Working Paper No. 2015/01). Available at: https://www.msm.nl/IManager/MediaLink/935/95931/16997/1939539/

Multi-sector partnerships for sustainable business development in Indonesia: the role of higher education
Mudde, H., Indrawan, D., & Fahmi, I. (2013). Multi-sector partnerships for sustainable business development in Indonesia: the role of higher education (MSM Working Paper No. 2013/01). Available at: https://www.msm.nl/IManager/MediaLink/935/95931/16959/1939531/

Climate change governance in selected European countries: Forestry and nature conservation perspective
Nedeljković, J., Stanišić, M., Nonić, D., Avdibegović, M., Živojinović, I., & e.a. (2018). Climate change governance in selected European countries: Forestry and nature conservation perspective. In M. Komatina, D. Nonić & B. Jovančićević (Eds.), Book of abstracts “Sustainable Development and Climate Change: Connecting Research, Education, Policy and Practice”, Humboldt-Club Serbia and University of Belgrade, Faculty of Forestry (pp. 118), Belgrade, Serbia.

Human Resource Management Challenges in Technical and Vocational Education in Developing Countries
Nkondola, A., & van Deuren, R. (2017). Human Resource Management Challenges in Technical and Vocational Education in Developing Countries: The Case Study of Technical Institutions in Tanzania. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 8(2), 156-162.

The effect of the trainees’ perception of the training design on transfer of training In: Building learning experiences in a changing world
Pham, Nga T.P. et al / The effect of the trainees’ perception of the training design on transfer of training In: Building learning experiences in a changing world (Advances in Business Education and Training III) p. 215-233 (Chapter in book)

Policy measures in forestry and nature protection for climate change mitigation in selected EU and the Western Balkan countries
Stanišić, M., Nedeljković, J., Nonić, D., Ristić, R., Avdibegović, M., & e.a. (2018). Policy measures in forestry and nature protection for climate change mitigation in selected EU and the Western Balkan countries. In M. Komatina, D. Nonić & B. Jovančićević (Eds.), Book of abstracts “Sustainable Development and Climate Change: Connecting Research, Education, Policy and Practice”, Humboldt-Club Serbia and University of Belgrade, Faculty of Forestry (pp. 117), Belgrade, Serbia.

DBA research

The role of the industries and responsiveness of technical and vocation education and training to the labour market demands: The case of Tanzania
Komba (2019)

College teachers’ perception of competency-based education in technical and vocational education and training in Tanzania
Mneda (2019) 

Donors-promoted public sector reforms in developing countries and the local knowledge syndrome: The Dutch-Yemen NPT Program for developing the higher education sector in Yemen
Moosa Abdo Ali (2014)

Factors influencing successful self-employment amongst graduates of higher learning
Mtimbwa (2019)

*DBA research is available upon request