An investigation into international business collaboration in higher education organisations: a case study of international partnerships in four UK leading universities

Ayoubi, R. and Al-Habaibeh, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-9867-6011, 2006. An investigation into international business collaboration in higher education organisations: a case study of international partnerships in four UK leading universities. International Journal of Educational Management, 20 (5), pp. 380-396. ISSN 0951-354X

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Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to develop a comparative analysis of the main objectives of international institutional partnerships in four UK leading universities. Based on the presented case studies, the paper outlines a model for objectives and implementation of international partnership. Design/methodology/approach - Using a multiple case study approach, the paper employs three sources of data: templates of international partnerships, actual agreements of international partnerships and interviews with senior and very senior managers concerned with internationalisation at the four universities. The analysis includes inter-university comparative analysis and templates-agreements-interviews comparative analysis for each of the four universities separately. Findings - It is found that, for the four universities, the objectives of international partnerships are related to both students and staff with relative importance given to the student dimension. While the student dimension refers to any overseas partnerships where the core topic of the partnership is the student whether it is related to student exchange, collaborative programs, student recruitment, etc.; the staff dimension refers to any overseas partnerships that are more related to the staff topic, such as joint research, collaborative teaching, staff exchange, etc.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Educational Management
Creators: Ayoubi, R. and Al-Habaibeh, A.
Publisher: Emerald
Place of Publication: Bradford
Date: 2006
Volume: 20
Number: 5
ISSN: 0951-354X
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1108/09513540610676449DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:12
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:52
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/24275

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