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International Journal of Management in Education (17 papers in press)


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  • Individual and school-level determinants of teacher change beliefs: a study in Malaysian high performing secondary school
    by Tai Mei Kin, Omar Abdull Kareem 
  • Organizational level antecedents of learning organizations for Indian higher educational institutes: An exploratory study   Order a copy of this article
    by Saniya Chawla, Usha Lenka 
    Abstract: The new economy is a knowledge-based economy marked by rapid globalization, tough challenges, and competitive pressure. This economy not only offers threats but also provides certain opportunities. In order to have a sustainable business, organizations are taking initiatives to adopt new ways of working. The same holds true for educational institutes as well. There is a need for educational institutes to discard old ways of teaching and learning practices and shift their focus towards action learning techniques to foster continuous learning and to transform them as learning organizations. The aim of this paper is to formulate the items of organizational level antecedents of learning organization and test them in Indian higher educational institutes to know if those practices are being followed by them.
    Keywords: learning organizations, total quality management, supportive learning culture, item formulation, and Indian higher educational institutes.
  • Examining the Link among Cross-Cultural Adaptation, Academic Satisfaction, and Word of Mouth in the Context of International Postgraduate Students in Malaysia   Order a copy of this article
    by Azadeh Shafaei, Nordin Abd Razak 
    Abstract: This study was carried out to identify the outcomes of international postgraduate students adaptation in a public university in Malaysia. A quantitative research approach was employed using online survey to get insights from international postgraduate students enrolled in a Master or PhD level programme in a Malaysian public university. Simple random sampling procedure was applied to select the samples of the study. Overall, 206 international postgraduate students responded the questionnaire. The results confirmed the nexus among cross-cultural adaptation, academic satisfaction, and word of mouth in the context of international postgraduate students in Malaysia. Consequently, practical and managerial implications were presented.
    Keywords: Cross-cultural adaptation, academic satisfaction, word of mouth, education internationalisation, management in education
    by Karan Sukhija, Manish Jindal, Naveen Aggarwal 
    Abstract: In a nutshell, data mining excerpts the information from an enormous data provisions in a various assorted databases. It is also recognized as Knowledge Discovery in Databases KDD. It is a procedure of semi automatically examining huge amount of databases to discover valuable patterns and attempts to determine directions and patterns from data. This manuscript has threefold objective. Primarily, it helps in understanding data mining process and numerous data mining techniques that helps in the removal of concealed patterns. Furthermore, it brings in light the numerous tendencies of data mining. Numerous fields amended data mining technology for easy access of valuable information and quicker reclamation of data. Data mining application area comprises marketing, telecommunication, and deception finding, funding, medicinal education area and so on. Moreover, it emphases on educational data mining that is related to emerging techniques to explore the distinguished data gained from educational settings and consequences in dropping the intricacy of numerous data mining tools used by educationalists.
    Keywords: data mining, data mining techniques, data mining application, knowledge discovery database, knowledge management, Educational data mining
  • Teaching Business Ethics to Chinese Undergraduate Students: Using the Hunt-Vitell Experiential Learning Model   Order a copy of this article
    by Chen-Yu Feng, David Schein, Wei Song, Roger Collins 
    Abstract: Whereas Western literature on the teaching of business ethics is extensively developed, research of the subject in a non-Western setting is somewhat limited. This study investigated the possible impact of the teaching of business ethics on the cognitive competence and decision-making processes of Chinese business undergraduate students by using the Hunt-Vitell experiential learning model. A university in the northern region of the Peoples Republic of China was selected and a qualitative study, comprising both observation and in-depth, semi-structured interviews, was undertaken. The findings revealed that taking a business ethics course could have a significant effect on students cognitive development, but little impact on their ethical decision-making process. The study identified an inconsistency between the students comprehension of ethical principles and their application. Their behaviour when confronted with an ethical dilemma or situation was not consistent with the ethical theories they indicated could apply. The theoretical and the practical implications and the limitations of the study are noted. Directions for future study in this area are suggested.
    Keywords: Keywords: The Hunt-Vitell Model, teaching of business ethics, Chinese undergraduate students, cognitive competence, ethical decision-making
  • Adapting Social Enterprise to Improve Education Quality: Key Findings at One Bangkok Metropolitan Administration School   Order a copy of this article
    by Kongkiti Phusavat, Kurniadi Setiono, Urszula Skurzynska-Sikora, Achmad Nizar Hidayanto, David Delahunty 
    Abstract: This study focuses on the roadblocks in adapting the concept of social enterprise to strengthen teaching and learning at the upper secondary school level for Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) This examination is part of the ongoing reforms in education in Thailand. One of the reforms aims to increase the level of curriculum flexibility and openness to external participation from entities such as private firms and non-governmental organizations. One specific school is extensively examined through interviews with the school director, instructor and students. The overall findings from the study highlight the possibility to involve the private sector in adapting the social enterprise concept in order to enhance educational quality. Specific examples for improvement interventions are demonstrated.
    Keywords: social enterprise, project-based learning, and educational reform
  • Universal-Diverse Orientation of Business, Education, and Social Work students in a northeastern comprehensive university   Order a copy of this article
    by Hermeet Kohli, Flynn Ross, Amarpreet Kohli, Cheng Peng 
    Abstract: Purpose of this interdisciplinary research was to measure the level of multicultural awareness, sensitivity to, and understanding of difference, and intercultural competence when working in diverse environments in the undergraduate and graduate Business, Education and Human Development, and Social Work students using the UDO (MGUD-S Survey). Convenient purposive sampling was utilized to invite students enrolled in these three schools to participate in web based descriptive survey research. Students in Social Work had the greatest UDO, followed by students in Education and Human Development, and the Business students. Interdisciplinary differences in context of variables such as degree, number of prior diversity courses, exposure to diverse cultures, gender, spirituality, and political affiliation, are discussed, along with recommendations for education and practice.
    Keywords: business, cultural competence, difference, diversity curriculum, education and human development, graduate, interdisciplinary, social work, UDO (Universal-Diverse Orientation), undergraduate
  • Data mining applications with the admission data of adult learners in higher education A pilot study   Order a copy of this article
    by Sylvia Chong, Mabelene Mak, Wai Mun Loh 
    Abstract: Admission offices are inundated with information from a variety of data sources and applications. This includes admission data such as student profiles and demographics as well as academic and professional experiences. The paper outlines a pilot study that uses data mining applications with the admission data of adult learners in a Singapore university. The application methodology has a sequence of four phases that leads to the building of relevant data mining models. The analysis of the admission data is used to determine the best-fit model to predict applicants academic performance. From the evaluation and validation of the different predictive models, the CHAID decision tree is selected as the predictive model. With this model, the probability of academic performance is computed for incoming and existing students by tracing the decision tree.
    Keywords: Higher Education, adult learners, Data mining, analytics
  • Developing a framework of internationalization for higher education institutions in Malaysia: A SWOT analysis   Order a copy of this article
    by Milad Kalantari Shahijan, Sajad Rezaei, Christopher Nigel Preece 
    Abstract: Higher education internationalization has been understood in terms of the interchanging of ideas cultures, knowledge, and values. Internationalization is a significant indicator for quality in higher education which has been attracting the interest of scholars throughout the world. The purpose of this study is to develop a framework of internationalization for the higher education sector in Malaysia. This paper includes a higher education institutions (HEIs) internationalization SWOT analysis for decision making Malaysian international HEIs. The paper reveals that it is important for Malaysia to promote itself as an education hub in South East Asia. However, there are some issues and challenges regarding HEIs internationalization in the Malaysian context. Malaysia should seek comprehensive, attractive and supportive student packages to engage a larger number of international students. Malaysia, like other developing countries, is striving to take its higher educational system to a higher level of performance. This study is among few attempts is conducting SWOT analysis within HEI in Malaysia.
    Keywords: Higher education institutions (HEIs); internationalization; SWOT analysis; Malaysia
  • Students learning styles and appropriate teaching methods: experience from Iran   Order a copy of this article
    by Mehrdad Pouya, Reza Movahedi 
    Abstract: This study was aimed at determining students
    Keywords: Learning Style; Teaching Methods; Learning Outcome; Agriculture; Experiential Learning
  • Recruitment in Higher Education Institution: The Mediating Role of Parents Expectations and Encouragement   Order a copy of this article
    by Joseph Sia 
    Abstract: Previous research has successfully demonstrated the direct relationship between parents education, parents expectation and encouragement and college choice decision; however, study on the possibility of variables having a mediating role on college choice decision has yet to be investigated. This article attempts to address this knowledge gap and seeks to serve a provocative role in explaining students college choice decision. The study was conducted among prospective students in Malaysia. The results revealed the direct and indirect relationship between parents education and college choice decision. The results support all of the hypothesised relationships, suggesting the importance of the role of parents expectation and encouragement in the students decision to enrol in higher education institution. Hence this significant finding implies that the challenges of higher learning institutions are not only to focus on the vital attributes that are influencing students college choice decision but also strategies to engage with parents so that students will decide to enrol in the marketed higher learning institution. Theoretical and managerial implications, limitations and future research were also discussed.
    Keywords: Higher Education Recruitment; College choice decision; Parents’ education; Parents’ expectation and encouragement; higher education institution
  • Determinants of internship satisfaction in management education students   Order a copy of this article
    by Deepika Dabke 
    Abstract: The objective of the current study was to identify factors that contribute to satisfaction of students with the internship experience during their management education course. Data was collected using a 30 item questionnaire from 181 first year management students undertaking an internship program. Results indicated that there was a significant positive correlation between overall satisfaction with internship experience and helpfulness of management studies (r = .32, p < .01), industry mentor support (r = .74, p < .01), faculty support (r = .38, p < .01), learning during internship (r = .57, p < .01) and project utility likelihood (r = .30, p < .01). Multiple regressions analysis results led to emergence of industry mentor support (Adj R² = .54), faculty support (Adj R² = .58), learning during internship (Adj R² = .60) and specialisation (Adj R² = .61) as positive predictors of internship satisfaction. Results are discussed in the light of implications and directions for designing of internship programs for best returns for all stakeholders.
    Keywords: faculty support; industry mentors; internship satisfaction; learning; project selection; specialisation; summer internships; student placement; management education; student satisfaction; higher education; management studies; mentoring.
  • Parents' perception of dimensions of quality K-12 schools in Bangkok, Thailand   Order a copy of this article
    by Mohammad Noman, Amrita Kaur 
    Abstract: The objective of this study was to enrich the literature of perceptions of quality schools derived from the findings of key stakeholders identified as parents. Data was gathered through qualitative methods using interviews and focus groups with Thai parents in Bangkok. The findings present the six most important dimensions of a quality school: trained and qualified teachers, strong academics, co-curricular activities, discipline and moral values, infrastructure and facilities and safe, nurturing and warm environment. The findings add to the ever-growing literature on school quality around the world. The implications are discussed in terms of their implications for school administrators and policy makers.
    Keywords: quality schools; parental perceptions; Thailand; K-12 schools; school effectiveness; parents; quality dimensions; educational quality; primary education; secondary education.
  • The influence of sustainability on students' perceived image and trust towards university   Order a copy of this article
    by Mehran Nejati, Mostafa Nejati, Azadeh Shafaei 
    Abstract: With the growing level of awareness among citizens on social responsibility of organisations, this study seeks to investigate how sustainability practices of universities influence students' perceived image and trust towards the university. Using a sample of 185 university students enrolled in Malaysia, the proposed research framework was examined and analysed by performing Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM). The findings of the study revealed that community outreach initiative, as well as land use & planning initiative significantly influenced perceived university image and students' trust towards university, while waste and energy initiative was only the significant predictor of students' trust. The current study provides invaluable insights to university administrators and educational managers by highlighting the importance of practical engagement in sustainability initiatives. The study is however limited by its sample size and selection. This research is among the first studies which empirically investigate the impact of university sustainability practices on forming students' perceived image and trust towards the university.
    Keywords: sustainability initiatives; higher education; student trust; university image; practical engagement; sustainability-conscious organisations; international perspectives; student perceptions; universities; Malaysia; partial least squares; structural equation modelling; PLS; SEM; community outreach initiatives; land use; waste initiatives; energy initiatives; sustainable development.
  • Social value creation and the role of business schools   Order a copy of this article
    by Mee-Shew Cheung, Ravi Chinta, Hasan Faruq 
    Abstract: There has been an increasing interest in the business world in exploring the opportunities of tapping into the underserved four billion consumers living in poverty globally (also termed the Base-of-the-Pyramid segment or BoP). This article provides a review of BoP literature that supports the notion of possible social value creation in BoP ventures by businesses. The authors suggest that business schools have an ethical and societal role to incorporate more BoP related topics in their curricula while income inequality has increasingly become a major economic and social challenge globally.
    Keywords: business education; business ethics; base-of-the-pyramid; BoP; curriculum design; business schools; social value creation; business school role; higher education; income inequality; poverty.
  • A success story in a partnership programme for entrepreneurship education: outlook of students perceptions towards entrepreneurship   Order a copy of this article
    by Luísa Carvalho, Teresa Costa, Pedro Mares 
    Abstract: Entrepreneurship education could support the development of an entrepreneurial culture that can influence the cultural values and economic development. This research aims, firstly, to present some theoretical guidelines about entrepreneurship education. And secondly, to present an empirical study that assess the entrepreneurial perception of students included in a partnership programme between higher education and secondary schools. This analysis allows a set of findings, we highlight the positive impact of the programme analysed, as well as a strong sense of entrepreneurial skills by students and their increased awareness of the importance of entrepreneurship for their personal and professional life.
    Keywords: assessment; career choice; entrepreneurship education; entrepreneurial programmes; entrepreneurial spirit; higher education; partnership programmes; secondary education; student perceptions; entrepreneurial culture; cultural values; economic development; entrepreneurial skills; student awareness.
  • Student engagement: the role of social influence and locus of control   Order a copy of this article
    by Tito L.H. Grillo, Cláudio Damacena 
    Abstract: Engagement has become a popular topic in marketing research and practice. The present study focuses on higher education as a propitious context for the assessment of engagement phenomena and tests two sets of constructs as predictors of student engagement with a course. One set is conceptually grounded on the Social Influence Theory (SIT), whilst the other is grounded on the locus of control concept. We conducted surveys in higher education institutions and used structural equation modelling for the analysis. Results suggest that social influence constructs are stronger predictors compared to locus of control constructs. We discuss the results along with implications.
    Keywords: student engagement; customer engagement; social influence theory; locus of control; higher education institutions; HEIs; management in education; course engagement; structural equation modelling; SEM.