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ERIC Number: EJ1034013
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1546
The Public Good and Academic Capitalism: Science and Engineering Doctoral Students and Faculty on the Boundary of Knowledge Regimes
Szelényi, Katalin; Bresonis, Kate
Journal of Higher Education, v85 n1 p126-153 Jan-Feb 2014
This article examines the research-related experiences of 48 doctoral students and 22 faculty in science and engineering fields at three research universities, with specific emphasis on the intersection of the public good and academic capitalism. Identifying an expansive, intersecting organizational space between the public good and academic capitalism and stressing the dual nature of the public good with serendipitous and accelerated societal impact, the findings highlight three main ways in which science and engineering faculty negotiate intersections, including complementary, cautiously complementary, and oppositional negotiations. The findings, providing the basis for a model that depicts the expansive organizational space between the public good and academic capitalism and the three manners of negotiating intersections, highlight the nuances of contemporary scientific knowledge production at universities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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