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ERIC Number: EJ1067972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
Global Competition, US Research Universities, and International Doctoral Education: Growth and Consolidation of an Organizational Field
Taylor, Barrett J.; Cantwell, Brendan
Research in Higher Education, v56 n5 p411-441 Aug 2015
The heightened mobility of resources, ideas, and cultural practices across national borders--commonly known as "globalization"--entails changes in the contexts in which US research universities operate. We draw on recent developments in neo-institutional theory to understand these changes and their implications for the ways in which US universities compete for international doctoral students. Quantitative analyses of university-level data from 1990 to 2006 identify significant predictors of growth in this field, including state appropriations and state-supported research expenditures for public universities and net tuition receipts and number of full-time faculty members for private universities. We also highlight the ways in which returns have intensified, declined, or held relatively constant over time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States
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