Article

Does the industry advisory board enhance education quality

Jul 01, 2016

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEBR.2016.078800

Published in: Int. J. Economics and Business Research

Publisher: Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

/ Ghaleb El Refae / Mahmoud Askari / Loay Alnaji

This paper is an attempt to study the role of the advisory board members in improving education quality and to determine if such role improves education quality. The study utilized a questionnaire that was constructed based on the literature review covering advisory board tasks, roles, and member characteristics and the effects of these factors on the quality of education. Three out of five correlations (culture/community related variables, university administration related variables, and diversity of advisory board members) were found to be significant and are consistent with previous literature. Also, the role of the advisory board in facilitating a smooth transition of students to the labour market and the issue of graduates’ employability are highlighted in this paper for future research.

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