Policy, business and ICT: a study of the growth and decline of private vocational training providers in the education/migration industry in Australia

Spencer, J 2014, Policy, business and ICT: a study of the growth and decline of private vocational training providers in the education/migration industry in Australia, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Global, Urban and Social Sciences, RMIT University.


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Title Policy, business and ICT: a study of the growth and decline of private vocational training providers in the education/migration industry in Australia
Author(s) Spencer, J
Year 2014
Abstract This thesis investigates the relationship between government policy, business strategy and ICT. It does so through an analysis of the roles these factors played in the growth and decline of private providers of vocational training in the education/migration industry in Australia from the late 1990s to 2010. The thesis looks at the reasons for the sudden increase in the number of international students in Australia undertaking vocational training as part of a pathway to permanent residence, and also at the reasons for the closure of this pathway. The thesis finds that understanding the relationship between policy, business strategy and ICT as a foundational trilateral relationship rather than as a series of bilateral relationships can provide for a more comprehensive account of the growth and decline of the private providers in the education/migration industry. The findings enhance our understanding of the co-dependence of the factors of government policy, business strategy, and ICT in emerging industries.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Global, Urban and Social Sciences
Subjects Public Policy
Education Policy
Innovation and Technology Management
Keyword(s) Policy
Business strategy
ICT
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