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This study addresses the emerging financial management focus of publicly and privately funded universities in the global marketplace, focusing on their financial management strategies. Despite regional and national differences, both public and private universities are found to exhibit a global trend towards operating as predominantly market funded commercial organisations. In many countries this reflects the insinuation of New Public Management philosophies into university missions and strategies. University objectives show signs of serving an underlying financial imperative often driven by constrained government funding of higher education and the expansion of private higher education institutions. Revenue expansion through mass education and engagement in the education export trade emerge as primary financial management strategies for a self-generating profit oriented business model of higher education.

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This page is a summary of: From Privatised to Hybrid Corporatised Higher Education: A Global Financial Management Discourse, Financial Accountability and Management, July 2012, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0408.2012.00544.x.
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