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    Capacity building for transnationalisation of higher education: Knowledge management for organisational efficacy


    Shams, S.M. Riad and Hasan, Rajibul (2019) Capacity building for transnationalisation of higher education: Knowledge management for organisational efficacy. European Business Review, 32 (3). pp. 459-484. ISSN 0955-534X

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    Abstract

    Purpose – Transnationalism and transnational concept are extensively researched in many social science areas; however, transnational management and transnational marketing is relatively a less explored research domain. Also, knowledge management for transnational education (TNE) marketing is not well-researched. Capacity building is an established research-stream, with a key focus on socio-economic and ecological development; however, prior research on capacity building from the context of TNE’s knowledge management and marketing is scarce. The purpose of this study is to analyse TNE marketing mix, to understand the influence of transnational stakeholders’ causal scope(s) on knowledge management in TNE to uphold their transnatioalisation processes through capacity building in TNEs’ marketing management. Design/methodology/approach – An inductive constructivist method is followed. Findings – Organisational learning from the context of transnational market and socio-economic competitive factors, based on analysing the transnational stakeholders’ causal scope(s) is imperative for proactive knowledge management capacity in TNE marketing. Following the analysis of transnational stakeholders’ causal scope(s) to learn about the cause and consequence of the transnational stakeholders’ relationships and interactions, an initial conceptual framework of knowledge management for TNE marketing is proposed. Practical insights from different TNE markets are developed in support of this novel knowledge management capacity building framework of TNE, and its generalisation perspectives and future research areas are discussed. Practical implications – These insights will be useful for TNE administrators to better align their knowledge management perspectives and propositions with their transnational stakeholders to underpin TNE marketing. Academics will be able to use these insights as a basis for future research. Originality/value – This study proposes a novel conceptual stakeholder-centred capacity building framework for TNE’s knowledge management to uphold TNE marketing and supports the framework, based on practical insights from three different transnational markets

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Learning organisation; Standardisation and adaptation; Transnationalisation; Marketing mix; Value co-creation; Market orientation; Education marketing; Competitive advantage; Knowledge management; Capacity building; Transnational education;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 15946
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/EBR-05-2019-0097
    Depositing User: Rajibul Hasan
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2022 11:43
    Journal or Publication Title: European Business Review
    Publisher: Emerald
    Refereed: Yes
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