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Creating the Market University: How Academic Science Became an Economic Engine
American universities today serve as economic engines, performing the scientific research that will create new industries, drive economic growth, and keep the United States globally competitive. But only a few decades ago, these same universities self-consciously held themselves apart from the world of commerce. Creating the Market University is the first book to systemati ...more
Hardcover, 265 pages
Published January 8th 2012 by Princeton University Press
(first published January 1st 2011)
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In this book, Dr Elizabeth Berman documents a sea change in the sciences at academic institutions. In contrast to the norm prior to the 70's, many academic faculty in the sciences embody a strong entrepreneurial spirit. In an even larger change, most universities now employ policies to support and encourage this spirit. In this book, Dr. Berman remains focused on how and why this sea change came about. If I understand it right, and I'm not sure I do for reasons I will describe later, she claims ...more