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Reconfiguring the higher education value chain

Pathak, Virendra & Pathak, Kavita (2010) Reconfiguring the higher education value chain. Management in Education, 24(4), pp. 166-171.

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Abstract

Forces of demand and supply are changing the dynamics of the higher education market. Transformation of institutions of higher learning into competitive enterprise is underway. Higher education institutions are seemingly under intense pressure to create value and focus their efforts and scarce funds on activities that drive up value for their respective customers and other stakeholders. Porter’s generic ‘value chain’ model for creating value requires that the activities of an organization be segregated in to discrete components for value chain analysis to be performed. Recent trends in higher education make such segregation possible. Therefore, it is proposed that the academic process can be unbundled into discrete components which have well developed measures. A reconfigured value chain for higher education, with its own value drivers and critical internal linkages is also proposed in this paper.

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ID Code: 37936
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Value chain, higher education, for-profit, value drivers, brick and click
DOI: 10.1177/0892020610376791
ISSN: 0892-0206
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 SAGE
Deposited On: 14 Oct 2010 08:48
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:21

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