Title: An overview of higher education in the Arabian Gulf

Authors: Nnamdi O. Madichie

Addresses: Centre for Research and Enterprise, London School of Business Management, Dilke House, 1 Malet Street, London WC1E 7JN, UK

Abstract: Arab Gulf states have attracted media attention in recent years as an arguably dominant force in global higher education (HE) provision. They have not only succeeded in attracting internationally reputed higher education institutions (HEIs) but also western and/ or western trained faculty (i.e., academics) and to a large extent an influx of international students. This study adopts a 3 × 3 × 3 matrix in an attempt to highlight attempts at a trend reversal in the Gulf HE sector from being a centre of knowledge reception to one of knowledge production, however controvertible.

Keywords: higher education; internationalisation models; Arab Gulf states; business education; knowledge hubs; Arabian Gulf; international students; knowledge reception; knowledge production.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEM.2015.072422

International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, 2015 Vol.7 No.4, pp.326 - 335

Received: 09 Apr 2014
Accepted: 16 May 2014

Published online: 13 Oct 2015 *

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