De-Internationalization of Universities: An Exploratory Study

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Alongside student and staff mobility, universities these days get also actively involved in out-ward cross-border activities, such as licensing, entering joint ventures and establishing campuses. These cross-border activities are not without pitfalls however. A large number of universities de-internationalize from their international markets and such cases raise concerns about sustainability of university internationalization. Despite this evidence, the research in this area is lacking. In this paper we develop a theoretical understanding of how and why universities de-internationalize by focusing on withdrawals from franchise, joint venture, and branch campus operations. We use the concept of de-internationalization as a theoretical lens and conduct a review of available unobtrusive data to identify reasons and patterns of universities' withdrawals from international markets.
Publikationsdatojun. 2014
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2014
Begivenhed5th Aalborg Conference: Finding Solutions to the New Challenges of Internationalization - Rebild, Danmark
Varighed: 4 jun. 20146 jun. 2014
Konferencens nummer: 5


Konference5th Aalborg Conference


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