Universities and Regional Development: A Critical Assessment of Tensions and Contradictions
Rómulo Pinheiro, Paul Benneworth, Glen A. Jones
Routledge, Jun 25, 2012 - Education - 288 pages
Universities are under increasing pressure to help promote socio-economic growth in their local communities. However until now, no systematic, critical attention has been paid to the factors and mechanisms that currently make this process so daunting. In Universities and Regional Development, scholars from Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia critically address this knowledge gap, focusing on policy, organization, and the role of individual actors to uncover the challenges facing higher education institutions as they seek to engage with their regions.
In a systematic and comparative manner, this book shows internal and external audiences why, how, and when the institutionalization of universities’ "third missions" should take place, and also:
Universities and Regional Development is a key resource for researchers and students of higher education and territorial development, educational policy makers, and university managers seeking to engage with the world beyond their university.
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PART 1 Setting the Stage for the Discussion and Analysis
PART 2 Tensions Derived from Path and ResourceDependencies
PART 3 Tensions Derived from the Role of Dominant PlayersModels Legitimacy and Symbolic Compliance