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ERIC Number: EJ896310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7561
The Ethics of Corporatization: Competing Visions for University Leadership
Johnson, Benjamin Ashby
Philosophical Studies in Education, v41 p95-105 2010
Corporate business practices among leaders of higher education have increasingly come under fire during the last two decades. Questions of university leadership, however, particularly corporate practices, go back at least to the early twentieth century. This paper contrasts the views of Thorstein Veblen and Charles W. Eliot, two prominent early twentieth century educators, whose opposing views demonstrate the still relevant benefits and perils of corporate practices in higher education. A brief summary of the lives of Veblen and Eliot is provided, followed by a discussion of their opposing beliefs on the qualities of a successful administrator and the role of the faculty in university governance. (Contains 39 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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