Education policy globally impacted by MQ research

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Description of impact

This research project explores the association between education management and business/national competitiveness and performance. Previously, researchers investigated these issues separately, but this project is novel in combining educational management with performance and competitiveness for the first time. A first opinion piece appeared in the Korea Times, Korea’s oldest English-speaking newspaper (now in print and online), in 2011 when Korea changed its school policy. This triggered a number of subsequent formal research projects with a number of research partners invited, e.g. a PhD project with Dr Hana Krskova, and a Routledge book project with Associate Professor Hume Winar and Dr Doris Viengkham at Macquarie University. The latter was endorsed by Stanford University, with an epilogue by an INSEAD scholar. 5 academic journals were published on the topic, in addition to an article in the Conversation (top viewed of all MQ contributors). The 1st article in IJEM received an attention score of 193 (in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric), one of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#1 of 160), and a high Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile); high Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th percentile). That article has been downloaded 35K plus times, and is the most downloaded article of the entire IJEM journal. Fiji’s minister of education has referred to that article as input for Fiji’s education policy. Media from Australia to Korea to Switzerland have covered this line of research.
Impact date1 Jan 201525 Oct 2019
Category of impactOther impacts
Impact levelEngagement