ERIC Number: EJ1023244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
International Student Mobility in Hong Kong: Private Good, Public Good, or Trade in Services?
Oleksiyenko, Anatoly; Cheng, Kai-Ming; Yip, Hak-Kwong
Studies in Higher Education, v38 n7 p1079-1101 2013
International student mobility has emerged as a key source of societal and educational transformations in the booming economies of East Asia. International competencies are increasingly valued by employees and employers alike. Given the uneven distribution of international student flows, and the inequitable levels of benefit that they bring to various locales and institutions, some jurisdictions are seeking the optimal policy instruments for leveraging public and private interests in the mobility of human resources and knowledge. This case study of Hong Kong looks at the outbound-inbound student flows and explains how the government facilitates cross-border education balances. The researchers utilized the four modes of the General Agreement on Trades in Services framework, and found it to be a helpful tool in analyzing the government's balancing act, despite the challenges associated with the conceptualization of international student mobility as a commodity or trade in services.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Student Mobility, Case Studies, International Educational Exchange, International Trade, Commercialization, Higher Education, Supply and Demand, Career Choice, Citizenship, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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