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Innovation and progress: Investors in People in higher education

R.W. Harris (University of Luton, Luton, UK)

International Journal of Educational Management

ISSN: 0951-354X

Article publication date: 1 July 2000


The University of Luton became in 1994 the first university to secure recognition as an Investor in People, and in September 1997 it was successful in gaining re‐approval for a further period of three years. This article sets out to explain why the University decided to apply for recognition, how it prepared for the assessment visits, and what the longer‐term organisational benefits have been.



Harris, R.W. (2000), "Innovation and progress: Investors in People in higher education", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 142-150.




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