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The knowledge economy, the techno-preneur and the problematic future of the university

Kenway, Jane, Bullen, Elizabeth and Robb, Simon 2004, The knowledge economy, the techno-preneur and the problematic future of the university, Policy futures in education, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 330-349.

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Title The knowledge economy, the techno-preneur and the problematic future of the university
Author(s) Kenway, Jane
Bullen, Elizabeth
Robb, Simon
Journal name Policy futures in education
Volume number 2
Issue number 2
Start page 330
End page 349
Publisher Symposium Journals
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1478-2103
Summary Knowledge economy policies are currently very powerful drivers of change in contemporary university approaches to research. They typically orientate universities to a national innovation system which both positions knowledge as the key factor of economic growth and sees the main purpose of knowledge as contributing to such growth. In this article, the authors explain the economic logic informing such policy interventions in university research and look at the conceptualisation of national innovation systems in various national and international policy sites around the world. Their interest is in what these particular sets of policies have in common, not in how they differ. They introduce three key themes of such systems and the academics they seek to produce. These themes are their techno-scientific orientation, network characteristics and commercial imperatives. The corresponding implied subjects are the techno-scientist, the knowledge networker and the entrepreneur. The authors make the case that evident in such constructions of the future of universities are some unacknowledged and under-acknowledged problems, one of which is a failure to recognise the power of the gift economies of academic culture.
Language eng
Field of Research 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2004, Symposium Journals
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30013053

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