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ERIC Number: EJ968005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Who "Owns" the University? Institutional Autonomy and Academic Freedom in an Age of Knowledge Capitalism
Shore, Cris; Taitz, Mira
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v10 n2 p201-219 2012
The neoliberal reframing of universities as economic engines and the growing emphasis on "third stream" commercial activities are global phenomena albeit with significant local variations. This article uses the concept of "ownership" to examine how these processes are impacting on institutional self-understandings and academic-management relations. Drawing on ethnographic research from New Zealand, including recent disputes between academics and management, we ask, "who "owns" the modern university"? In conclusion, we show how debates over ownership provide a lens for examining wider tensions around institutional autonomy and academic freedom. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand