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Title: Serendipity or strategy?: An investigation into entrepreneurial transnational higher education and risk management
Contributor(s): Shanahan, PJ (author); McParlane, JA  (author)
Publication Date: 2005
DOI: 10.1108/10748120510627349
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Abstract: PURPOSE – To provide a past, current and future perspective of transnational higher education for academics and managers engaged in this area of education provision, to heighten awareness of thecurrent trends and issues involved.DESIGN/METHODOLOGY/APPROACH – An Australian/Hong Kong case study and reference to current literature are used to highlight the main issues concerning this rapidly expanding phenomenon in the provision of higher education.FINDINGS – Identifies and discusses the main issues for consideration when planning new transnational activities, including the need for strategic approaches and risk management.RESEARCH LIMITATIONS/IMPLICATIONS – The paper focuses on Australia and the Asian region, although material related to the UK and the USA is included in some sections. Whether a country is the provider orthe receiver of transnational education, the issues raised will be relevant.PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS – This paper provides a very useful source of information for those currently involved in or planning to become involved in a transnational higher education activity.ORIGINALITY/VALUE – This paper is timely in that it addresses the recent proliferation of transnational higher education activities by considering the past and present, as well as providing discussion ofpotential future directions.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: On the Horizon, 13(4), p. 220-228
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1074-8121
Field of Research (FOR): 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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