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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Liang-Cheng
dc.contributor.authorWorthington, Andrew C
dc.contributor.authorHu, Mingyan
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-08T00:13:47Z
dc.date.available2018-01-08T00:13:47Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0018-1560
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10734-016-0078-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/143702
dc.description.abstractIn the past few decades, the additional revenues available via higher education exports (through both relatively higher prices and increased enrolments) have attracted the attention of providers in many developed countries, not least in Anglophone countries like the USA, the UK, Canada and Australia. However, while the revenue case is strong, the institutional cost structures underlying the provision of higher education services for international students remain relatively unknown at the sector level. Accordingly, we offer a comprehensive analysis of the cost economies underlying higher education provision for international students using a sample of 37 Australian public universities over the period from 2003 to 2012. The findings suggest that it is appealing to enrol additional overseas students given their lower average and marginal costs and the significant economies of scale prevailing in higher education generally. Further, while we find evidence of economies of scope for overseas students only in smaller institutions, there is no evidence of diseconomies of scope, implying the current number of overseas students and their joint production with domestic students at the least does not lead to unnecessarily higher overall costs.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto18
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHigher Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systems not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1301
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1302
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1303
dc.titleCost economies in the provision of higher education for international students: Australian evidence
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.rights.copyright© 2017 Springer Netherlands. This is an electronic version of an article published in Higher Education, Volume 74, Issue 4, Pages 717-734, 2017. Higher Education is available online at: http://link.springer.com// with the open URL of your article.
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gro.griffith.authorWorthington, Andrew C.
gro.griffith.authorZhang, Liang-Cheng
gro.griffith.authorHu, Mingyan


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