Wenner - Gren International Series Volume 84
The University in the Market
Edited by Lars Engwall and Denis WeaireYear of publication: 2008
The modern university has been brought into close engagement with the commercial and industrial market. This volume presents the views of leading European experts, regarding the threats and opportunities presented by this accelerating trend. How are ancient traditions and values to be adapted to new corporate models? Is academic freedom at risk? What sort of institution will emerge from the present period of uncertainty? This book will be of interest to scholars of higher education, knowledge management and technology transfer as well as to policy makers, university leaders and corporate scientific directors.
Part I: Setting the scene
The university: a multinational corporation?
Constructing universities as strategic actors: limitations and variations
What does the ‘market’ mean for the university?
Part II: Markets for ideasKeeping science competitive in Germany
Intellectual property versus academic freedom? A complex relationship within the innovation ecosystem
Intellectual property and Irish universities
Eoin P. O’Neill
Part III: Markets for collaborationScottish universities in the marketplace
From tech transfer to knowledge exchange: European universities in the marketplace
Industry needs universities and vice versa
Part IV: Concluding PerspectivesWhat does the public think about all this?
University autonomy: a matter of political rhetoric?
University marketization: the process and its limits