ERIC Number: ED406877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Leasing the Ivory Tower: The Corporate Takeover of Academia.
Soley, Lawrence C.
This book maintains that corporations are exerting a growing and pernicious influence on U.S. colleges and universities. It documents the influence of corporate money on research and teaching at colleges and universities, and provides "case studies" of the role of business-dominated and right-wing administrators at the University of Oklahoma, Boston University, and other institutions. The book reviews the conflicts of interest often present in business-university relations and the private business and consulting activities of many business school professors. It goes on to discuss the covert government and business ties of many academics and the growing role of corporate "institutes" on campuses. It notes the role of right-wing campus thinks tanks, such as the Hoover Institution at Stanford University (California), and off-campus think tanks such as the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The influence of corporate endowments and endowed chairs is then reviewed, along with the social costs of corporate influence on campus. (Individual chapters contain reference notes.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Activism, Administrators, College Faculty, Conflict of Interest, Conservatism, Corporations, Financial Support, Higher Education, Research, School Business Relationship, Universities
South End Press, 116 Saint Botolph Street, Boston, MA 02115 (paperback: ISBN-0-89608-503-1, $13; cloth: ISBN-0-89608-504-X, $40).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A