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The Exchange University: Corporatization of Academic Culture
     

The Exchange University: Corporatization of Academic Culture

by Adrienne S. Chan (Editor), Donald Fisher (Editor)
 

The Exchange University critically examines the commercialization of today's academy. Universities are under increasing economic pressure to develop human capital, science, and technology in support of the need for economic restructuring and international competitiveness. "Market relations" and "knowledge economies" have become key phrases in university

Overview

The Exchange University critically examines the commercialization of today's academy. Universities are under increasing economic pressure to develop human capital, science, and technology in support of the need for economic restructuring and international competitiveness. "Market relations" and "knowledge economies" have become key phrases in university debates over research and academic priorities, while privatization reveals tensions between public and private sectors.

Pressures for capital accumulation, research commercialization, technology transfer, and academic capitalism create fractures in today's universities by weakening boundaries separating academy and industry. Furthermore, through legislation and policy, governments have created quasi-markets that encourage institutional competition both within the public sphere and between public and private sectors.

The Exchange University addresses crucial questions facing today's university, including the commercialization of research and teaching; intensifying government-university relationships; marketization and commodification; and policy and functional responses within the academy. The book will interest practitioners, students, and academics in educational studies, policy studies, and higher education.

Contributors are: Sandra Acker, Paul Axelrod, Adrienne S. Chan, Jo-Anne Dillabough, Donald Fisher, Brigitte Gemme,Yves Gingras, Linda Muzzin, Janice Newson, Claire Polster, Gary Rhoades, Theresa Shanahan, Sheila Slaughter, andJennifer Sumner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780774815703
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Adrienne S. Chan is on faculty in the School of Social Work and Human Services at the University College of the Fraser Valley and is an adjunct professor at the Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training at the University of British Columbia. Donald Fisher is a professor in the Department of Education Studies and co-director of the Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training at UBC.

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