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Stakeholder involvement in the higher education sector in Cambodia


Sam, C and Dahles, H, Stakeholder involvement in the higher education sector in Cambodia, Studies in Higher Education, 42, (9) pp. 1764-1784. ISSN 0307-5079 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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2015 Society for Research into Higher Education

DOI: doi:10.1080/03075079.2015.1124851


This article examines how stakeholders involve themselves in the higher education (HE) sector in donor-dependent Cambodia and to what extent and with what result these stakeholders succeed to collaborate, or fail to do so. This study is based on qualitative data from semi-structured interviews with 46 key research participants from relevant institutions representing the major stakeholders in the sector. The triple helix model, advocating a close government-university-industry collaboration, is employed as a guiding tool for data analysis. The study identifies four categories of stakeholders in the sector, namely government, development partners, HE institutions, and the industries. The stakeholders contribute to the sector in diverging ways and at different levels. Despite their involvement, collaboration among stakeholders has remained very limited, impeding the advancement of the sector. Thus, stakeholder collaboration, as postulated in the triple helix model, has yet to emerge in the Cambodian context.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:higher education, knowledge-based economy, stakeholder, triple helix model, collaboration
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Impacts of tourism
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Economic issues in tourism
UTAS Author:Dahles, H (Professor Heidi Dahles)
ID Code:146170
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-08-24
Last Modified:2021-09-17

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