A stages approach to the internationalization of higher education? The entry of UK universities into China

Li, Xiaoqing and Roberts, Joanne (2012) A stages approach to the internationalization of higher education? The entry of UK universities into China. The Service Industries Journal, 32 (7). pp. 1011-1038. ISSN 0264-2069

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Abstract

This article contributes to understandings of the internationalization of Higher Education by investigating the extent to which a stages approach is evident in the overseas expansion of universities such that they beginning with exports before moving on to contractual arrangements, then joint ventures and finally the establishment of wholly owned subsidiaries. Focusing on the expansion of UK universities into the Chinese market, the findings from ten case studies reveal that universities do not follow a uniform market entry pattern. Moreover, evidence suggests that access to high level personal networks in China determines the development of high commitment entry modes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education, universities, internationalization, market entry, stages approach, UK, China
Subjects: N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 17 May 2012 09:12
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 01:49
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/7200

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