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Title Private Higher Education Institutions: Business Schools Internationalization Process and the Key Role of Faculty International Human Capital and Intercultural Sensitivity
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Discipline/Department Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa
University/Publisher Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Abstract The first study analyzes the process of internationalization among business schools from an international management perspective. Using the case study method, we analyze the internationalization activities, patterns, entry modes, and foreign market selection of five private business schools: Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE), and Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ESADE) in Spain, and Escuela de Graduados en Administración y Dirección de Empresas (EGADE), Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas (IPADE) and Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM) in Mexico. Our observations reveal that, as is typical for businesses, these institutions follow sequential steps when internationalizing, by gradually intensifying the resource commitment of their entry modes. They begin with student and faculty exchanges, followed by joint degree and double-degree programs, then by the establishment of foreign extensions such as offices and finally branch campuses. The study also finds that in the beginning, foreign market selection is greatly influenced by the psychic distance concept, but later on, a customer/market potential strategy takes a predominant role. The second chapter studies the faculty human capital resources involved in the international activities carried out by 83 UDEM´s business schools faculties, together with a description of faculty groups based upon the findings. The study developed a faculty internationalization survey based on service and higher education literature. It considers the Resource Based View (RBV) theory and human capital literature which assume that human capital may be a source of competitive advantage for institutions. Principal component analysis (PCA) was used to grouped research quantitative variables, followed, multiple correspondence analysis (MCA) to reduce the number of the rest of nominal variables related to research, and teaching abroad programs. Subsequently, we chose the two-step cluster analysis technique in order to group faculty according to international factors obtained from the PCA and MCA together with other faculty demographic variables such as type of contract and department. We obtained three dimensions of faculty internationalization: research dimension with discrete data, research, teaching and education/training dimension with nominal and dichotomous variables, and organization and participation on students´ academic trips abroad nominal and dichotomous variables. The clustering analysis with object scores method was used to identify groups sharing similar characteristics. Our results led to the definition and identification of three faculty groups according their human capital resources related to internationalization. The third study explores the intercultural sensitivity of 68 business school faculties in UDEM, a Mexican private institution. The purpose of the study was to assess faculty´s intercultural sensitivity and to identify demographic, school experience and intercultural experience variables related influencing…
Subjects/Keywords Eduació superior; Higher education; Educación superior; Internacionalització; Internationalization; Internacionalización; Sensibilitat intercultural; Intercultrual sensitivity; Sensibilidad intercultural; Ciències Socials; 3
Contributors [email protected] (authoremail); true (authoremailshow); Rialp Criado, Alex (director); true (authorsendemail)
Language en
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Record ID handle:10803/399243
Repository barcelona
Date Indexed 2019-12-30
Issued Date 2016-10-27 00:00:00