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False economy? Multiple markets, reputational hierarchy and incremental policymaking in UK Higher Education

Locke, William (2010). False economy? Multiple markets, reputational hierarchy and incremental policymaking in UK Higher Education. In: Brown, Roger ed. Higher Education and the Market. Abingdon, U.K. and New York, NY, U.S.A.: Routledge, pp. 74–85.

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Abstract

The introduction of market forces into higher education is the most crucial issue facing universities and colleges today. As the role of universities in the knowledge society becomes ever more apparent, and as public funding reaches its limit, marketisation has become an issue of critical importance. Discussions about the ever-increasing cost of tuition, affordability, access, university rankings, information, and the commercialization of academic research take place not just in North America, Western Europe and Australasia, but also in Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Higher Education and the Market provides a comprehensive account of this phenomenon, and looks at its likely impact on key dimensions of university activity:


system structure

funding and resources

the curriculum

participation and achievement

research and scholarship

interactions with third parties.
Contributors propose how market forces, government intervention and academic self-regulation can be combined to harness the benefits of increased competition and efficiency without losing the public good. It is of particular interest to government and institutional leaders, policy makers, researchers and students studying higher education.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2011 Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0-415-99169-2, 978-0-415-99169-8
Academic Unit/Department: Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 20729
Depositing User: Users 9543 not found.
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2010 11:53
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:28
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20729
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