Delighted to see this article in print at last after a long-term collaboration with Christopher Johnstone (University of Minnesota) in its writing. In this article, we report on a study that explored internationalization in higher education institutions as it relates to two levels of “culture” -- institutional culture and national higher education culture.
We examined two leading research-intensive universities with similar institutional cultures (as theorized by Bergquist & Pawlak, 2008), yet which reside in different national higher education contexts - the USA and Australia. Through cross-case analysis, we examined internationalization strategies as they relate to institutional culture and sought to draw inferences about the influence of national higher education cultures on these strategies.
In conclusion, we propose the need to examine these two levels of cultures when developing internationalization strategies within institutions.
Full article available online here.