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International staff mobility in higher education: To what extent could an intra-European entrepreneurial approach be applied to Sino-CEE initiatives?

Alison Pearce and Rose Quan

Journal of East European Management Studies, 2015, vol. 20, issue 2, 226-254

Abstract: International staff mobility is promoted in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), and China. Combining theory in strategic entrepreneurship and cultural difference, this study investigates the implementation of staff mobility in a cross-cultural context. A unique, two-phase research methodology was devised: Insider Action Research was used to implement an exchange within the EHEA, followed by in-depth interviews with Chinese academics. Results showed entrepreneurial individuals and entrepreneurial intensity determine the strategy used to implement an exchange. Evidence of paradoxical behaviour in China and significant cultural differences within the EHEA is presented as a starting point for Sino-CEE mobility strategy development.

Keywords: staff mobility; internationalisation strategy; higher education; entrepreneurship; culture (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L26 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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