Universities and the Creation of Wealth

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Advocating the idea that universities can and should play a larger role in the economic development of local and regional communities, contributors discuss the economic role of higher education in terms of the concept of the "knowledge society," the global economy, small and medium-sized enterprises, and comparisons between countries. Other contributions provide case studies on such themes as relations between universities and communities in Northeast England; the impact of a new university on its community; Salford University's historical industrial partnerships; and the relationship between a traditional civic university and its regional community. Written from a British perspective but should prove instructive to a wider audience. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335203093
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 A New Awareness 1
Introduction 1
1 Re-scoping the University 3
2 Knowledge Societies, Intellectual Capital and Economic Growth 18
3 How Universities Can Thrive Locally in a Global Economy 36
4 Measuring the Economic Impact of Universities: Canada 47
5 The Changing Relationship Between Higher Education and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises 66
6 The Role of Universities in Economic Growth: the ASEAN Countries 80
Pt. 2 Examples and Cases 93
Introduction 93
7 Universities and Communities: Cases from North-East England 95
8 The Impact of a New University on its Community: the University of Warwick 109
9 Salford University: an Historical Industrial Partnership 123
10 The University of Sheffield's Regional Office: Forging Relationships Between a Traditional Civic University and its Regional Community 141
11 Towards the Community University 150
Index 158
The Society for Research into Higher Education 165
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