Values and behaviours of an effective community of practice: a case for staff/student collaboration for internationalisation

Pearce, Alison, Powell, Lynne, Burns, Caroline and Zupan, Nada (2016) Values and behaviours of an effective community of practice: a case for staff/student collaboration for internationalisation. In: Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Social Collaboration and Shared Values in Business. Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea, pp. 169-178.

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Abstract

UK universities suffer constrained autonomy, disputed values and aims and increasing performance demands: ‘new managerialism’ or application in the public sector of private sector values. However, values of internationalism and the ideals of international co-operation aim for a world order of peace and social justice. Connecting these apparently disparate areas is the assertion that values are prominent not only in values-driven internationalisation strategy but also in entrepreneurial behaviour needed to establish communities of practice, similar to ‘academic freedom’. This article analyses the values and behaviour of a “campus community” that developed into a full structure of “communities of practice” or social collaborations which drove student mobility. Analysis of the action research cycles leads to the identification of different forms of motivation, levels of engagement and entrepreneurial behaviour in both students and staff, combining to define a set of values and behaviours driving a social collaboration’s culture and performance.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: N100 Business studies
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Alison Pearce
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2016 09:42
Last Modified: 14 May 2017 19:09
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/25606

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