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ERIC Number: EJ767078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 29
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
Dimensions of Corporate Ownership in For-Profit Higher Education
Kinser, Kevin
Review of Higher Education, v30 n3 p217-245 Spr 2007
The recent growth of for-profit higher education has been marked by the rising importance of institutional ownership by publicly traded corporations. This paper looks at 13 publicly traded corporations that own degree-granting for-profit institutions of higher education in the United States, examining corporate growth strategies and their distinctiveness as Wall Street-owned institutions. The paper concludes that these institutions are different from their independently owned peers and that corporate growth strategies suggest the importance of foreign expansion. (Contains 11 tables, 2 figures and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States