Academic freedom for all in higher education: The role of the general agreement on trade in services

Czinkota, Michael R.
June 2006
Journal of World Business;Jun2006, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p149
Academic Journal
Abstract: In an era of the knowledge society, one would expect to encounter a sense of urgency in assuring the free flow of higher education across national borders. Yet, to the contrary, there is a substantial reluctance to the integration of this sector into the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). This contribution postulates that academia is missing out on a major opportunity by setting itself apart in trade negotiations. Though higher education has a higher calling, it will not be able to compete successfully for necessary resources unless it adapts to the rules of the World Trade Organization.


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