ERIC Number: ED215594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Business and Academia: Partners in New England's Economic Renewal.
Hoy, John C., Ed.; Bernstein, Melvin H., Ed.
The relationship of higher education and the health of the economy is examined with emphasis on the rationale for change in some of the attitudes and policies within the New England higher education community that have prevailed during its 1945-1975 period of prosperity and growth, and prior to the 1976-1980 shift to steady state and no-growth policies. Following the preface by John C. Hoy, chapters include: "Emerging Needs of a Reindustralized Economy" (Melvin H. Bernstein); "An Economic Context for Higher Education" (John C. Hoy); "Market Influences on Higher Education: A Perspective for the 1980s" (Peter Doeringer, Patricia Flynn Pannell, and Pankaj Tandon); "The University's Contribution to Community Economic Development: Five Case Studies" (Charles J. Stokes); "Initiatives of Higher Education to Assist the Economy" (Ward S. Curran); "New England's Resilience" (Neal R. Peirce); and "Expanding Higher Education's Role in New England's Economic Development" (Robert E. McGarrah). Appendices include: "The Leadership Opinion Poll on Higher Education and Economy" (Melvin H. Bernstein and Irwin Harrison) and "Perspectives of Two Business Leaders" (Ray Stata and Russell Brace). It is concluded that higher education can and should play a major role in the economic growth and health of a region and that this in turn will create a vitality within the higher education institutions during times of decreasing enrollment and retrenchment. It is suggested that a firm working relationship be developed between higher education and both business and government. Notes for each chapter and author biographies are included. (LC)
Descriptors: Business, College Role, Economic Change, Economic Development, Economics, Higher Education, Leadership, Retrenchment, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Socioeconomic Influences
University Press of New England, Hanover, NH 03755.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New England Board of Higher Education, Wellesley, MA.
Identifiers: Economic Impact Studies; Institutional Vitality; New England