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Title Higher education, stratification, and workforce development : competitive advantage in Europe, the US, and Canada / Sheila Slaughter, Barrett Jay Taylor, editors
Published Cham : Springer, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Higher education dynamics ; 45
Higher education dynamics ; 45
Contents Chapter 1: Introduction; References; Part I: Patterns of Stratification; Chapter 2: Global Stratification in Higher Education; Introduction; Limitations; National Systems in the Global Setting; Stratification of High Participation Systems (HPS); Global Science and National Systems; World-Class Universities (WCUs); Hegemony, Locality, Plurality; The Market in Mobile Students; Conclusions: Science and Social Competition; References; Chapter 3: Blurring Boundaries and Borders: Interlocks Between AAU Institutions and Transnational Corporations; Introduction; Theoretical Background
Internationalization of Higher Education and Global Research UniversitiesInterlocking Between AAU Institutions and TNCs in the Knowledge-Based Economy; Research Questions, Data and Methods; Findings; Comparing Total Corporation and TNC Interlocks; ARWU Rankings and TNC Ties; Mapping the Organizational Networks; The Key Industries; Conclusions; References; Chapter 4: The Field Dynamics of Stratification Among US Research Universities: The Expansion of Federal Support for Academic Research, 2000-2008; Federal Research Support and Growing Stratification
Private Research Universities, (De)regulatory Policies, and ResourcesCompetition and Changing Field Conditions; Slack and Financial Savings; Accumulation and Enrollment Demand; Data and Methods; Sample and Data; Variable Selection; Analytic Technique; Results; Latent Profile Analysis; Discussion; References; Chapter 6: Patents and University Strategies in the Prestige Economy; Patenting and Private Advantage; Patenting and Co-Production; Patents and Competition in the Prestige Economy; Contemporary Academic Patenting in the US; Changes Over time
Federal Support for R & D: Field Stability and Change University Responses to Field-Level Changes; The Changing Field of US Research Universities; Public Research Universities; The Hierarchy of Public Research Universities; Changes Over Time in the Field Hierarchy; Private Research Universities; The Hierarchy of Private Research Universities; Changes Over Time in the Hierarchy of Private Research Universities; The Field Dynamics of Stratification; References; Chapter 5: The Crème de la Crème: Stratification and Accumulative Advantage Within US Private Research Universities
Changes Over Time in Other University Characteristics Predictors of Academic Patenting; Patents and Private Advantage; References; Part II: Senior Management, Trustees, and Policymakers; Chapter 7: The Imaginators of English University Reform; The Imaginators of a New University World; The English University Sector; Conservative-Liberal Coalition's 'Omnishambles'; Accounting Tricks; Enter the Imaginators; Imaginators in Action; Conclusion; References; Chapter 8: University Trustees and the Entrepreneurial University: Inner Circles, Interlocks, and Exchanges; Introduction
Summary This work analyses how political economic shifts contribute to competition within higher education systems in the US, EU, and Canada. The authors highlight competition for prestige and public and private subsidies, exploring the consequences of these processes through theoretical and empirical analyses. Accordingly, the work highlights topics that will be of interest to a wide range of audiences. Concepts addressed include stratification, privatization of formerly public subsidies, preference for “high tech” academic fields, and the vocationalization of the curriculum (i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: [STEM] fields, selected professions, and business) rather than the liberal arts or the Humboldtian vision of the university. Across national contexts and analytic methods, authors analyze the growth of national policies that see universities as a sub set of economic development, casting universities as corporate research laboratories and education as central to job creation. Throughout the volume, the authors make the case that national and regional approaches to politics and markets result in different experiences of consequences of academic capitalism. While these shifts serve the interests of some institutions, others find themselves struggling to meet ever-greater expectations with stagnant or shrinking resource bases
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 3, 2015)
Subject Higher education and state.
Business and education.
Form Electronic book
Author Slaughter, Sheila, editor
Taylor, Barrett Jay, editor
ISBN 3319215124 (electronic bk.)
9783319215129 (electronic bk.)