Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Internationalization of Higher Education and Business Schools: A Critical Review

HAWAWINI Gabriel
The Internationalization of Higher Education and Business Schools: A Critical Review, Springer (forthcoming)

The book provides a critical review of the process called the internationalization of higher education institutions with a closer look at the case of business schools.
It proposes an alternative to the standard definition of internationalization and reviews the key forces that drive higher education institutions to internationalize, examining the major obstacles that prevent international initiatives from succeeding and suggesting a taxonomy of higher education institutions that classifies them according to the extent of their international reach. It then argues that international reach alone does not fully capture the essence of the internationalization process and suggests a second, distinct dimension called international richness showing that, by combining international reach with international richness, one can create a two-dimensional framework that helps classify higher education institutions according to alternative internationalization strategies. Finally, the book sketches out a model of the truly global higher education institution called the metanational institution whose mission is to create knowledge by learning from the world through its network of global locations rather than teach the world the knowledge the institution has created in its home country.’