Internationalization and Strategic Alliances

Internationalization and Strategic Alliances

Diana Bank (Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico)
Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6449-4.ch013
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Abstract

This chapter presents the internationalization processes of universities, in particular that of business schools, in their search for expanding the offerings and experiences presented to their students, who have become ever more demanding in terms of quality and quantity of choices. In this context, strategies for internationalization include online education, academic research links, the formation of campuses abroad, as well as strategic alliances in exchange and dual degree programs. The aim of this process of internationalization is to form well-prepared students for future work in an ever-changing, competitive, and international workplace where foreign languages and experience outside one's home country have become the norm.
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Historical Recount That Has Accelerated The International Processes Of Heis

The current globalization processes are mainly driven by market forces, and as barriers to trade have fallen in the last decades of the 20th Century, trade relations in the form of regional and multinational free trade agreements have accelerated at an unprecedented pace giving way to an unlimited amount of choices for the consumer as trade patterns have accelerated. As the resulting exchange of goods, of services and of people seems unstoppable, international human resources with the necessary skills for this new economy need to be provided in order to have a well-functioning economy where all citizens can contribute not only to the well-being of their immediate surroundings, but also of the world at large. Hence, the easiest and most effective way of achieving this is to internationalize people, that is to say to give a person the opportunities and possibilities of get and receive a “process of internationalization”. How do we achieve this? Universally, as every child should, in theory go to school, the easiest way seems to be via education.

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