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Internationalization at a Distance: A Study of the Online Management Curriculum

Ramanau, Ruslan (2016). Internationalization at a Distance: A Study of the Online Management Curriculum. Journal of Management Education, 40(5) pp. 545–575.

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This article explores how part-time students in an online international management course perceived various features of the course-learning design and whether international perspectives were built into their learning experiences. The focus of the study was on cross-cultural differences across groups of learners in the United Kingdom, in other European countries, and in Russia and studying the course in different languages. Using a mixed-method approach, the study’s results challenge the distinction between “internationalization at home” and “internationalization away” perspectives on curricula, due to growing numbers of students studying online from their home countries. Study participants reported high degrees of engagement with international perspectives, but their experience can be best described as “internationalization at a distance,” where traditional campus-based acculturation effects were not observed. The article concludes with a discussion of opportunities for management educators to develop a “glocal” approach to online course curriculum design, intentionally blending global perspectives with locally relevant knowledge and managerial skills.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Author
ISSN: 1552-6658
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
International management learning (B-10-016-RR)trdg1011_02(HEA) Higher Education Academy
Keywords: management education; online education; curriculum design; globalization
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for People and Organisations
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 46683
Depositing User: Ruslan Ramanau
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 09:17
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2019 01:06
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