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Paving the way for world domination: analysis of African universities' mission statement

Paving the way for world domination: analysis of African universities' mission statement

Vasudeva, Savdeep and Mogaji, Emmanuel ORCID: 0000-0003-0544-4842 (2020) Paving the way for world domination: analysis of African universities' mission statement. In: Mogaji, Emmanuel ORCID: 0000-0003-0544-4842, Maringe, Felix and Hinson, Robert, (eds.) Understanding the Higher Education Market in Africa. Routledge Studies in Marketing . Routledge, Oxfordshire, UK. ISBN 978-0367344382

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Abstract

There is a greater concern for educational excellence among the academic institutions across the globe. Most of these are striving hard to own a unique competitive position among the people and society at large. This transition has primarily affected the strategic intent of the educational institutions, such as universities and colleges around the world. Even the institutions in African subcontinent are not an exception to this change. This study addresses a gap in the literature on higher education marketing in terms of African universities and helps to ascertain their strategic intent reflected through the analysis of vision and mission statements. A sample of the top 36 universities in Africa was analysed to achieve this purpose by using the techniques of content analysis and thematic analysis. The findings highlight significant differences between the vision and mission statements of universities in Africa and also provide some future guidelines useful for their world domination. The study also provides vital managerial implications which the university administrators, managers and practitioners may follow while drafting or rethinking their vision and mission statements. Overall, the study contributes to the field of strategic marketing focused on higher education in Africa.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: mission statement, vision statement, content analysis, thematic analysis, university, Africa
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2019 12:24
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/26187

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