Academic Capitalism and the New Economy. Markets, State, and by Sheila Slaughter

By Sheila Slaughter

As schools and universities develop into extra entrepreneurial in a post-industrial economic climate, they specialise in wisdom much less as a public strong than as a commodity to be capitalized on in profit-oriented actions. In Academic Capitalism and the hot Economy, larger schooling students Sheila Slaughter and Gary Rhoades aspect the competitive engagement of U.S. better schooling associations within the knowledge-based economic system and examine the efforts of faculties and universities to increase, marketplace, and promote examine items, academic providers, and patron items within the inner most marketplace.

Slaughter and Rhoades song adjustments in coverage and perform, revealing new social networks and circuits of information production and dissemination, in addition to new organizational constructions and improved managerial ability to hyperlink better schooling associations and markets. They depict an ascendant educational capitalist knowledge/learning regime expressed in college paintings, departmental job, and...

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However, we are also interested in copyright as it relates to educational materials, courses, and programs delivered on campus in traditional classrooms but mediated in various ways by technology, whether through new projection technologies in the classroom, or software platforms for organizing syllabi, chat rooms, readings, and focused questions for orienting students to the readings. Academic Capitalism and the New Economy has a somewhat different conceptual focus than Academic Capitalism (1997).

2002a). In the past five years (1997–2002), approximately half of the states have adjusted their conflict of interest laws so that universities, as represented by administrators, and faculty, as inventors and advisors, can hold equity positions in private corporations even when those corporations do business with universities (Schmidt 2002). Many universities developed copyright policies, particularly in the period 1983–1993. Universities and colleges have also developed their own distance education services, for example, Columbia University’s Fathom and University of Maryland University College, which are sold to non-traditional markets and serve as profit centers for these universities.

The global nature of the new economy disperses manufacturing around the world. Transnational corporations with headquarters in the United States or the European Union have moved many manufacturing plants to nations with lower labor costs. Simultaneously, countries such as Japan, Korea, and segments of countries such as China and Mexico have developed their own manufacturing capacity for products such as appliances, automobiles, and computers. The success of competitor countries has turned the United States toward high technology products and services, where it has a global advantage, at least in part because of its research universities.

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