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

J. HARPUR

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ISBN 10: 1349359513 / ISBN 13: 9781349359516
Editorial: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Título: Innovation, Profit and the Common Good in ...

Editorial: Palgrave Macmillan

Año de publicación: 2010

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:NEW

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University ethics is everyone's business, and big business is what the university is all about whether in the US, Europe or the rest of the world. How this has come about is less important than that it has, and is being taken very seriously by global and national forces. The important issue confronting higher education is its assumed role in guaranteeing economic prosperity. Governments are no longer content to let research leak out serendipitously into the economy. The Post-Industrial Society, Information Society, Knowledge Economy and Smart Economy require nothing less than commercially directed research producing innovatory products. The public interest is reduced to economic measures. The political, social and moral implications of changing practices in the university are rarely acknowledged in the rise of the New Alchemy. This book examines the resulting ambiguities and questionable evidence in favour of current polices.

About the Author:

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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