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

A stages approach to the internationalization of higher education? The entry of UK universities into China
A stages approach to the internationalization of higher education? The entry of UK universities into China
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 begin 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 10 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
0264-2069
1011-1038
Li, Xiaoqing
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Roberts, Joanne
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Li, Xiaoqing
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Roberts, Joanne
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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), 1011-1038. (doi:10.1080/02642069.2012.662495).

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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 begin 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 10 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

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Published date: 2012
Organisations: Winchester School of Art

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Local EPrints ID: 360319
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/360319
ISSN: 0264-2069
PURE UUID: c8c88149-b199-4f0b-ab32-0999150ae78c
ORCID for Joanne Roberts: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5337-1698

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Date deposited: 09 Dec 2013 09:03
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 00:39

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Author: Xiaoqing Li
Author: Joanne Roberts ORCID iD

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