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As faculties and universities develop into extra entrepreneurial in a post-industrial financial system, they specialize in wisdom much less as a public sturdy than as a commodity to be capitalized on in profit-oriented actions. In Academic Capitalism and the recent Economy, better schooling students Sheila Slaughter and Gary Rhoades aspect the competitive engagement of U.S. greater schooling associations within the knowledge-based financial system and examine the efforts of faculties and universities to increase, industry, and promote learn items, academic prone, and customer items within the deepest marketplace.

Slaughter and Rhoades song adjustments in coverage and perform, revealing new social networks and circuits of information production and dissemination, in addition to new organizational constructions and increased managerial capability to hyperlink larger schooling associations and markets. They depict an ascendant educational capitalist knowledge/learning regime expressed in school paintings, departmental task, and...

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Corporate leaders in the new economy have downsized middle management and developed new manufacturing processes that heavily utilize computers (CAD/CAM) and feature just-in-time manufacturing processes. These processes call for smaller numbers of educated workers who are supplemented by larger numbers of part-time or contingent workers who labor for relatively short periods of time and then disperse: the flexible work force. Although Fordist / mass production manufacturing continues, it has grown primarily in countries outside the United States that have appropriately educated but low-wage workers.

Title. 4’337873—dc22 2003024783 A catalog record for this book is available from the British Library. ISBN 13: 978-0-8018-9233-2 ISBN 10: 0-8018-9233-3 To Larry L. 3 Technology Transfer Activities, Fiscal Year 2000 101 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The writing of this book benefited from the support and input of many agencies, organizations, and colleagues. Much of the data and analysis received substantial support from the National Science Foundation, which funded the following research: “Universities in the information age” (SDEST); “Creating flexible structures of academic work” (STS); “Steps toward resolving ambiguities in university-industry relationships” (SBR); “Academic science policy and the Clinton administration” (EVS); “Protecting the public’s trust: A search for balance among benefits and conflict of interest in university-industry relations” (SBER-RST); and “The effects of research related activities on undergraduate education” (SBR).

However, professionals employed by state and nonprofit organizations are turning to unions for protection, suggesting that highly educated workers with a guild tradition may be able to use unions to buffer the workplace fragmentation that characterizes the neoliberal state. Public sector faculty unionization has increased for part-timers as well as full-timers. The National Labor Relations Board has supported part-time faculty organization, as it has graduate student unionization in private as well as public higher education.

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