Corporate universities: between higher education and the workplace

Paton, Rob and Taylor, Scott (2003). Corporate universities: between higher education and the workplace. In: Williams, Gareth ed. The Enterprising University: Reform, Excellence and Equity. Buckingham, U.K.: The Open University Press and SRHE, pp. 96–109.



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Universities have been transformed from institutions subsidized by government to fulfil certain broad academic missions, to suppliers of specific teaching and research services available for direct purchase or for purchase by government on behalf of student consumers. This has led to a rapid growth of 'enterprise' and 'entrepreneurialism' as universities learned the art of financial survival in this new world. 'Enterprise' has become a more explicit part of the higher education curriculum as part of the 'employability' agenda. 'Entrepreneurialism' requires different management styles and opens new area for research.
What has been the impact in universities and colleges of the new cultures of enterprise and entrepreneurialism? What are the implications for equity and access, for quality and diversity, for research and teaching, and for students and staff? How are universities changing (and how should they change), given the demands of enterprise and entrepreneurialism? The Enterprising University explores answers to these questions and is important reading for all those involved in the future of higher education.

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