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International business and cross-border education : a case of the Janus face of globalisation?

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by G Ramia, S Marginson, Erlenawati Sawir, C Nyland
Higher education is a global market and universities are increasingly becoming MNEs. This article extends international business studies (IB) accounts of the Janus face of globalisation through a user-perception analysis of higher education services in the world’s most significant per-capita education exporter nation. The analysis is entirely qualitative and does not offer statistically significant conclusions, drawing on experiential data from a programme of 200 in-depth semi-structured interviews with cross-border students enrolled in that country. The central finding is that the global education market delivers positive and negative experiences for students, pointing to the need for more attention on sector governance. Governance change may ensure that the positives are leveraged for continued sector growth for the sake of students and universities. For IB research, the study implies a need for greater inter-disciplinarity, in particular incorporating global governance, globalisation analysis and international education studies.

History

Volume

13

Issue

2

Start Page

105

End Page

125

Number of Pages

21

eISSN

1745-1329

ISSN

1097-4954

Location

United Kingdom

Publisher

Inderscience Publishers

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

International Education Research Centre (IERC); Monash University; University of Melbourne; University of Sydney;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Global business & economics review.