How can we increase the quality of private schools in Bangladesh from the perspectives of students and managers?

Salahuddin, Mohammad and Islam, Rabiul and Akbar, Delwar and Raihan, Khaled Mahmud (2008) How can we increase the quality of private schools in Bangladesh from the perspectives of students and managers? International Journal of Management Perspectives, 1 (2). pp. 1-14.

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This paper examines factors that determine students' choices of private universities for tertiary study in Bangladesh. Tertiary study in private schools in Bangladesh is relatively a recent development in business. The study is fascinating in that, this new industry has been growing remarkably over the years and can potentially contribute to
economic growth. Factor analysis was used to determine important factors in choosing a private university. The results suggest that endogenous factors such as fee structure, mode of payment, quality education and physical environment are significant in influencing choice variables while advertisements, logistics, credit transfer facilities and influence of peer group tend to have less influence. The main implication of this study is that despite diversity in the socio-economic set-up across different countries, certain variables such as fee structure, quality education and physical environment are likely to potentially influence students' choice of private schools globally.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2008 International Business and Tourism Society. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2015 07:03
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2015 07:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: private university; factor analysis; students' choice; Bangladesh
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150313 Quality Management
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930403 School/Institution Policies and Development

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