Received: 2019-04-10  |  Accepted: 2019-05-26  |  Published: 2019-06-30

Title

Impact of international branch campus KPIs on the university competitiveness: FARE method


Abstract

International branch campus is a rather new phenomenon in higher education and it is often questioned if it is an effective tool for HEI competitiveness because of its high risks and extremely high costs. In order for higher education institution managers to be able to use an international branch campus (IBC) as a tool for competitiveness, indicators of IBC having the strongest influence on the competitiveness of HEI must be indicated. In order to determine the main key performance indicators semi structured interviews were executed with the top managers of international branch campuses globally and the gathered data was analysed and coded using the computer assisted qualitative data analysis (CAQDAS) with Nvivo software. Six most important key performance indicators of IBCs have been identified and the FARE (Factor Relationship) method was used in order to determine the weights of the latter criteria. A system of indicators has been developed to assess the impact of HEI international development on the university's competitiveness and a relationship between the key performance indicators of the IBCs and the university's competitiveness has been revealed.


Keywords

branch campus, HEI, competitiveness, FARE


JEL classifications

I23


URI

http://jssidoi.org/ird/article/13


DOI


HAL


Pages

171-180


Funding

This research was supported by the project, which has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchanges ES H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014 CLUSDEVMED (2015-2019) Grant Agreement Number 645730730

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Authors

Girdzijauskaitė, Eglė
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania https://vilniustech.lt
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Radzevičienė, Asta
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania https://vilniustech.lt
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Jakubavičius, Artūras
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania https://vilniustech.lt
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Journal title

Insights into Regional Development

Volume

1


Number

2


Issue date

June 2019


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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