Looking for Ways to Increase Student Motivation: Internationalisation and Value Innovation

Higher Education Quarterly, 65(4), 353-367, 2011

23 Pages Posted: 29 May 2015

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Andrei Kuznetsov

University of Central Lancashire - Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Olga Kuznetsova

Manchester Metropolitan University Buisness School

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Understanding what constitutes the perceived value of foreign education to international business students is critical for business schools in order to achieve their recruitment targets. One established method relies on a financial interpretation of the costs and benefits of business education. By contrast, this study advocates a holistic approach by employing the concept of “internal” and “external” career success as its theoretical underpinning. A survey of undergraduate Chinese students in two British business schools based on such approach provides confirmation of the importance of an individual’s judgement of own success as the foundation of value-related expectations and suggests that academic practice should be concerned with a wider range of competencies and responses to individual attitudes, shifting emphasis towards a greater spectrum of social values.

Keywords: internationalisation; higher education; business education; career perception; value creation

Suggested Citation

Kuznetsov, Andrei and Kuznetsova, Olga, Looking for Ways to Increase Student Motivation: Internationalisation and Value Innovation (2011). Higher Education Quarterly, 65(4), 353-367, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2611276

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