The Resource Academic capitalism : universities in the global struggle for excellence, Richard Münch

Academic capitalism : universities in the global struggle for excellence, Richard Münch

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Academic capitalism : universities in the global struggle for excellence
Title
Academic capitalism
Title remainder
universities in the global struggle for excellence
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Richard Münch
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"This book investigates the intensifying struggle for excellence between universities in a globalized academic field. The rise of the entrepreneurial university and academic capitalism are superimposing themselves on the competition of scientists for progress of knowledge and recognition by the scientific community. The result is a sharpening institutional stratification of the field. This stratification is produced and continuously reproduced by the intensified struggle for funds with the shrinking of block grants and the growing significance of competitive funding, as well as the increasing impact of international and national rankings on academic research and teaching. The increased allocation of funds on the basis of performance leads to overinvestment of resources at the small top and underinvestment for the broad mass of universities in the middle and lower ranks. There is a curvilinear inverted u-shaped relationship of investments and returns in terms of knowledge production. Paradoxically, the intrusion of the economic logic and measures of managerial controlling into the academic field imply increasing inefficiency in the allocation of resources to universities. The top institutions suffer from overinvestment, the rank-and-file institutions from underinvestment. The economic inefficiency is accompanied by a shrinking potential for renewal and open knowledge evolution"--
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1945-
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Münch, Richard
Dewey number
338.4/3378
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from German
LC call number
LC67.6
LC item number
.M8613 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge advances in sociology
Series volume
121
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  • Universities and colleges
  • Educational change
  • Education, Higher
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • EDUCATION / Higher
  • EDUCATION / Aims & Objectives
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Academic capitalism : universities in the global struggle for excellence, Richard Münch
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 298 pages
Isbn
9780415840149
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013029441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)857663748
Label
Academic capitalism : universities in the global struggle for excellence, Richard Münch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 298 pages
Isbn
9780415840149
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013029441
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)857663748

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