ERIC Number: ED307841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Entrepreneurship and Higher Education; Lessons for Colleges, Universities, and Industry. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 6, 1988.
Fairweather, James S.
In this monograph, literature on industry-university liaisons is examined to provide a framework for examining such relationships and for evaluating their impact on a variety of social, economic, and educational goals. The combination of academic leaders in search of revenue, industrialists looking for a competitive edge, and state and federal governments attempting to restore economic vitality has resulted in dramatic growth in industry-university liaisons. Questions remain about the impact of partnerships between business and higher education, both for participants and society. Topics of the monograph's eight sections are as follows: (1) the emergence of industry-university liaisons (i.e. historical patterns and the 1980s and the rise of such liaisons); (2) ideological and political agendas (advocates, opponents, and moderates); (3) motivating factors (government, industry, and academe); (4) types of industry-university liaisons (participants, disciplines, and topologies); (5) operational issues (i.e. keys to successful implementation and operation); (6) compatibility with academic functions (evidence, missions, and evolution of the institution); (7) assessing the impact (initial considerations and criteria); and (8) lessons for academic, corporate, and government leaders (i.e. generic lessons and lessons for state and federal governments, industry, and academe). Contains about 250 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Corporate Support, Entrepreneurship, Higher Education, Industry, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship
ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports, The Georgetown University, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Dept RC, Washington, DC 20036-1183 ($15.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.