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dc.contributor.authorSutherland, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorThompson, David
dc.contributor.authorEdirisingha, Prabash
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-04T14:00:23Z
dc.date.available2019-11-04T14:00:23Z
dc.date.issued2019-10-25
dc.identifier.citationSutherland, M., Thompson, D. and Edirisinghe, P. (2019) Try before you buy: a small business employer (SME) perspective of international student mobility in England, Studies in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1680965en
dc.identifier.issn0307-5079en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03075079.2019.1680965en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/622901
dc.description.abstractAttracting international students has become a strategic priority for UK immigration policy as well as for British universities. However, research shows that there are emergent intercultural barriers that challenge international students’ carrier aspirations and inhibit their ability to find employment. Also, small business employers (SMEs) are becoming a significant force in the post-Brexit UK economy and integral to creating innovation and employment opportunities. Despite this significance, we do not know what SME owners view the value of international students and how these perceptual discourses shape international student experience and mobility. In response, this research investigates small business employer discourses relating to international student employability. We base our data collection in strategically important North East of England and draw from semi-structured in-depth interviews with small business employers from the region. Our findings discuss their perception of international students as well as universities and discuss how these prevailing discourses influence international students’ employability. We specifically show how socio-cultural dispositions of international students, dominant British employer and market discourses, and universities strategic pursuits interplay and contribute to challenges international students confront within the highly competitive and dynamic higher education environment.en
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dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03075079.2019.1680965en
dc.subjectInternational studentsen
dc.subjectinternational student mobilityen
dc.subjectinternshipsen
dc.subjectWork based learningen
dc.subjectSmall and medium sized enterprisesen
dc.titleTry before you buy: a small business employer (SME) perspective of international student mobility in Englanden
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1470-174X
dc.identifier.journalStudies in Higher Educationen
dc.date.updated2019-10-27T08:51:22Z
dc.date.accepted2019
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhampton
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW04112019DTen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-04-25en
dc.source.volume2019
dc.source.beginpage1
dc.source.endpage16
dc.description.versionPublished online
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