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Innovation, Profit and the Common Good in Higher Education: The New Alchemy

Innovation, Profit and the Common Good in Higher Education: The New Alchemy
  

Exploring the current commercialisation and innovation policies in higher education, this book examines the the way in which higher education is being transformed to accommodate business methods.

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ISBN 9780230537873
Barcode 9780230537873
Published 30 July 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Harpur, John
Series Issues in Higher Education
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ISBN-13 9780230537873
ISBN-10 0230537871
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date 30 July 2010
International Publication Date 31 August 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Harpur, John
Series Issues in Higher Education
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Social Sciences
Social Institutions
Education
Higher & Further Education
Number of Pages 310
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 535g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Social sciences, Education and state, Geology, Structural, Education, Higher
NBS Text Adult & Further Education
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 338.43378
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Exploring the current commercialisation and innovation policies in higher education, this book examines the the way in which higher education is being transformed to accommodate business methods.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'John Harpur raises very important issues in relation to Irish public policy. He deserves credit for being a rare insider in Ireland to address inconvenient truths to little emperors. His book is well researched and international in its scope.' - Michael Hennigan, Found and Editor of Finfacts, Finfacts '..this is a wide-ranging and interesting text that approaches the well-trodden territory of 'what are universities for?' and 'have they been hijacked for spurious economic benefit?' in a more scholarly way than is often the case.' - British Journal of Education Studies 'Too often research into higher education policy issues oscillates from description to prescription with very little analysis in between. Harpur's book most definitely does not fall into this category -- it is scholarly work with strong analytical themes.' - Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education

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Author's Bio

JOHN HARPUR is Lecturer in the Computer Science Department, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland. In 1998, he was awarded the Applied Ergonomics award for contributions to Human Factors. Along with academic articles, he has authored two books dealing with Asperger Syndrome directed at adolescents and college students. Between 2002 and 2006, he served as a Vice President in the Irish Federation of University Teachers.

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