MARKET ORIENTATION OF BUSINESS SCHOOLS: A DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE BUSINESS MODEL OF UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOLS IN TRANSITION COUNTRIES


Ekonomika a management

MARKET ORIENTATION OF BUSINESS SCHOOLS: A DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE BUSINESS MODEL OF UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOLS IN TRANSITION COUNTRIES

Globalization of higher education and, consequently, of business education, is becoming one of the major challenges for the future development of the academic environment, as it accelerates the international dimension of higher education, which is very important to improve the quality of education, research and other higher education services (Jibeen & Khan, 2015). The paper`s research is limited to business education, whereby the term Business School is used for all high level educational institutions that offer study from fields related to Business, Commerce e.g. Economics, Finance, Management (as defined in the Oxford Dictionary). Therefore, terminological limitations should also be noted.
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Maja Rosi, David Tuček, Vojko Potočan, Milan Jurše

Rok:
2018
Ročník:
21
Číslo:
4
Klíčová slova:
Business education, education quality, market orientation and development, Business Schools, transition countries
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The adoption of market orientation practices at the Higher Education Institutions is a rising trend, since the challenges of changing the global higher education environment raise a growing issue for…více
The adoption of market orientation practices at the Higher Education Institutions is a rising trend, since the challenges of changing the global higher education environment raise a growing issue for meeting the needs of the global market. Developing an appropriate strategy to cope with all of the requirements of the global education market changes and competitive pressures is especially challenging for University Business Schools in transition countries. The paper is based upon an identification of a variety of theoretical perspectives about the global education market, its trends and influences on those schools in the aspects of market orientation. Conceptual Framework analysis was used to characterise the market orientation of Business Schools as an opportunity for the strategic business model of University Business Schools in transition countries. Key factors and indicators for understanding their environment were identified, structured and categorised within a theoretical framework. These factors reflect the evolving context of reformation of the existing business model of University Business Schools in transition countries in a comprehensive way, since the framework outlines the complexity of their adaptation, considering the linkages and dependencies of all the crucial global external in internal environment trends and aspects. The authors suggest that, in order to align their business model more adequately to the global market needs and develop a sustainable competitive position, University Business Schools from transition countries have to follow the market orientation principles, taking into account also the limitations and challenges from a wider social and institutional environment.
Sekce:
Ekonomika a management

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