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ERIC Number: EJ907486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
On the Evolution of Colleges and Universities
Fugazzotto, Sam J.
Tertiary Education and Management, v16 n4 p303-312 Dec 2010
Generating knowledge for various constituents and for society has always defined colleges and universities. Recent decades, though, have witnessed shifts in knowledge production and consumption. Research-oriented higher education institutions have developed closer linkages to for-profit firms, which have sought to exploit and commercialize academic know-how. In practical terms, these linkages can serve as an additional revenue stream for institutions that have seen declining state support in many national contexts. More broadly, collaboration with industry has come to mean that entrepreneurialism increasingly defines the work of universities. To what extent, though, does entrepreneurialism characterize the next stage of evolution for higher education? This paper applies ecological logic and literature on resource constraints to work on the innovation-driven, entrepreneurial university. I hope to suggest that, in spite of its increasing salience, the entrepreneurial university need not represent an evolutionary inevitability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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