University-Business Partnership: An Assessment

University-Business Partnership: An Assessment

by Norman E. Bowie
     
 

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This work assesses the ethical issues arising from the proliferation of university-business partnerships. Bowie pays special attention to the question of whether such partnerships are consistent with the values of higher education, and examines procedures for protecting university values. The work concludes with an extensive section of readings, including articles

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This work assesses the ethical issues arising from the proliferation of university-business partnerships. Bowie pays special attention to the question of whether such partnerships are consistent with the values of higher education, and examines procedures for protecting university values. The work concludes with an extensive section of readings, including articles by David Noble, Nicholas Wade, and Albert Gore, Jr.; copies of historical documents and case studies; and copies of conflict of interest statements from leading universities.

Editorial Reviews

Ethics
After tracing the evolution of the partnership and the growing role of federal and state government as promoters, Bowie provides a comprehensive overview of the problems with such arrangements that should be of concern to academics regardless of field.
Paul T. Durbin
An excellent introduction to the issues—political, legal, social, and ethical—associated with this important phenomenon in contemporary academic life. . . . The book is quite even-handed. . . . An excellent study, clearly useful as a textbook or textbook supplement.
Martin Kenney
The book is a well-researched and balanced approach to evaluating the university-industry relationships that have arisen over the last two decades. The inclusion of a number of the critical primary source materials provides the reader with important resources for evaluating Bowie's interpretations.
Deborah A. DeMott
Bowie's University-Business Partnerships is valuable. . . . Bowie's essay carefully assesses the benefits and risks for universities of partnerships with business. Additionally, the essay contains considerable anecdotal detail illustrating risks gone wrong.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847678976
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/1994
Series:
Issues in Academic Ethics Series
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

Norman E. Bowie is Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Corporate Responsibility, Strategic Management, and Organization at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

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