Following yesterday's article looking at the future role of shared services in higher education, Andrew Rothwell and Ian Herbert of Loughborough Universities’ Centre for Global Sourcing and Services highlight how digital relationships and offshoring will transform universities - and possibly secure their survival.
Today sees the launch of a report on collaboration and shared services in higher education, which was commissioned by Efficiency Exchange. The report’s co-author Andrew Rothwell explains that with shared services "the best is yet to come”.
The shared services model has been a success story in both the private and public sectors. However, as Dr Andrew Rothwell and Ian Herbert of Loughborough University explore in this article, it raises a number of ideological and practical issues that have yet to be fully thought through in higher education.