Entrepreneurialism's Influence on the International Strategies and Activities of Public U.S. Universities

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Title:
Entrepreneurialism's Influence on the International Strategies and Activities of Public U.S. Universities
Author:
Deschamps, Eric
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study explored how international offices engage in entrepreneurial internationalization. Thirty Senior International Officers (SIOs) at public U.S. universities were interviewed to understand why and how their offices seek to generate revenue through their international strategies and activities. This study found that SIOs are engaging in entrepreneurialism for the following reasons: funding cuts, expectations of their institutions, and growing student demand for international services. These drivers have resulted in targeted international activities, such as the delivery of U.S. credit to foreign students in their home country (without a branch campus) and the growth of dual degree programs. International offices are also developing strategic partnerships with enrollment management in trying to attract more international students to campus. This study found entrepreneurialism to largely align with the educational priorities of international offices, though a misalignment of incentives and priorities seems to exist within many international offices.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
capitalism; education; entrepreneurial; international; internationalization; Higher Education; academic
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Higher Education
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Lee, Jenny J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEntrepreneurialism's Influence on the International Strategies and Activities of Public U.S. Universitiesen_US
dc.creatorDeschamps, Ericen_US
dc.contributor.authorDeschamps, Ericen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study explored how international offices engage in entrepreneurial internationalization. Thirty Senior International Officers (SIOs) at public U.S. universities were interviewed to understand why and how their offices seek to generate revenue through their international strategies and activities. This study found that SIOs are engaging in entrepreneurialism for the following reasons: funding cuts, expectations of their institutions, and growing student demand for international services. These drivers have resulted in targeted international activities, such as the delivery of U.S. credit to foreign students in their home country (without a branch campus) and the growth of dual degree programs. International offices are also developing strategic partnerships with enrollment management in trying to attract more international students to campus. This study found entrepreneurialism to largely align with the educational priorities of international offices, though a misalignment of incentives and priorities seems to exist within many international offices.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectcapitalismen_US
dc.subjecteducationen_US
dc.subjectentrepreneurialen_US
dc.subjectinternationalen_US
dc.subjectinternationalizationen_US
dc.subjectHigher Educationen_US
dc.subjectacademicen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHigher Educationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLee, Jenny J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDeil-Amen, Reginaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRhoades, Garyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLee, Jenny J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMarmolejo, Franciscoen_US
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