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As schools and universities turn into extra entrepreneurial in a post-industrial economic climate, they specialise in wisdom much less as a public stable than as a commodity to be capitalized on in profit-oriented actions. In Academic Capitalism and the recent Economy, greater schooling students Sheila Slaughter and Gary Rhoades element the competitive engagement of U.S. greater schooling associations within the knowledge-based economic system and examine the efforts of schools and universities to boost, industry, and promote learn items, academic prone, and buyer items within the deepest marketplace.

Slaughter and Rhoades music adjustments in coverage and perform, revealing new social networks and circuits of data construction and dissemination, in addition to new organizational buildings and increased managerial ability to hyperlink better schooling associations and markets. They depict an ascendant educational capitalist knowledge/learning regime expressed in school paintings, departmental task, and...

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In comparative scholarship, scholars work out of a triangle model (Clark 1983) that categorizes systems in terms of the influence of the state, the market, and the academic profession on higher education organizations. S. higher education, scholars explore dimensions of substantive and procedural autonomy from the state, building on Berdahl’s (1971) classic work. The academic discourse tends to privilege the market in a laissez-faire sense. ” When the literature does look beyond “the” organization (Gibbons et al.

5 We offer a fuller and more focused picture of academic capitalism in the United States that encompasses the varied institutional settings in which market and marketlike practices are pursued. In expanding the institutional scope of our study, we have also expanded our analytical interests. Academic Capitalism (1997) concentrated on technology transfer. In this book, we follow through on and update the earlier analysis of patenting and technology transfer. In addition, we address the intensified commercialization of instruction, educational materials, and software/courseware in relation to changes in copyright policies nationally and at the institutional level.

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