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International Branch Campuses as an Entry Mode to the Foreign Education Market

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Department of Business Technologies and Entrepreneurship, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, 10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
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Department of Management, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, 10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
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Department of Construction Management and Real Estate, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio al. 11, 10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
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Adm. Sci. 2019, 9(2), 44; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9020044
Received: 13 May 2019 / Revised: 28 May 2019 / Accepted: 30 May 2019 / Published: 20 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Section International Entrepreneurship)
Higher education institutions (HEIs), especially latecomer institutions, continue to regard exporting education services by creating a commercial presence in a foreign country with caution. The purpose of this paper is to investigate ways of creating and managing international branch campuses (IBCs) and to elaborate recommendations for universities on establishing a branch campus as an entry into the foreign education market. In order to reach this aim, we analyse the trends of IBC development in higher education in the last 30 years, compare the theory and concepts of service export in business and in higher education and, finally, conduct a case study on seven IBCs globally. The analysis shows clear synergy between business theory and higher education (HE); however, no obvious coherence is discovered between the IBC establishment practices and the traditional Uppsala internationalisation model used in international business practices. This research continues by verifying the coherence of IBCs with the revisited Uppsala model based on the relationships and market commitment. View Full-Text
Keywords: international branch campus; internationalisation; foreign market; entry mode international branch campus; internationalisation; foreign market; entry mode
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Girdzijauskaite, E.; Radzeviciene, A.; Jakubavicius, A.; Banaitis, A. International Branch Campuses as an Entry Mode to the Foreign Education Market. Adm. Sci. 2019, 9, 44. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9020044

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Girdzijauskaite E, Radzeviciene A, Jakubavicius A, Banaitis A. International Branch Campuses as an Entry Mode to the Foreign Education Market. Administrative Sciences. 2019; 9(2):44. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9020044

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Girdzijauskaite, Egle, Asta Radzeviciene, Arturas Jakubavicius, and Audrius Banaitis. 2019. "International Branch Campuses as an Entry Mode to the Foreign Education Market" Administrative Sciences 9, no. 2: 44. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci9020044

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