Buying In or Selling Out?: The Commercialization of the American Research University

3 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780813533742: Buying In or Selling Out?: The Commercialization of the American Research University
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Universities were once ivory towers where scholarship and teaching reigned supreme, or so we tell ourselves. Whether they were ever as pure as we think, it is certainly the case that they are pure no longer. Administrators look to patents as they seek money by commercializing faculty discoveries; they pour money into sports with the expectation that these spectacles will somehow bring in revenue; they sign contracts with soda and fast-food companies, legitimizing the dominance of a single brand on campus; and they charge for distance learning courses that they market widely. In this volume, edited by Donald G. Stein, university presidents and others in higher education leadership positions comment on the many connections between business and scholarship when intellectual property and learning is treated as a marketable commodity. Some contributors write about the benefits of these connections in providing much needed resources. Others emphasize that the thirst for profits may bias the type of research that is carried out and the quality of that research. They fear for the future of basic research if faculty are in search of immediate payoffs.

The majority of the contributors acknowledge that commercialization is the current reality and has progressed too far to return to the “good old days.” They propose guidelines for students and professors to govern commercial activities. Such guidelines can increase the likelihood that quality, openness, and collegiality will remain core academic values. 

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Donald G. Stein is the Asa G. Candler Professor of emergency medicine and neurology at Emory University School of Medicine. Previously he was vice provost for graduate studies, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and interim vice president for research.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Stein, Donald G.
Published by Rutgers Univ. Press, New Brunswick, NJ (2004)
ISBN 10: 0813533740 ISBN 13: 9780813533742
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Valley Books
(Amherst, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rutgers Univ. Press, New Brunswick, NJ, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 160pp. No remainder mark. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 069966

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 2.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Stein, Donald G.
Published by Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersy (2004)
ISBN 10: 0813533740 ISBN 13: 9780813533742
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
TownHouseBooks
(Alstead, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersy, 2004. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition - First Printing. First Edition - First Printing - 188 pages including Index - DJ in CLEAR, ARCHIVAL BRODART COVER - NOT PRICE CLIPPED - NOT REMAINDER - NO SIGN OF PRIOR OWNER - flawless Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 006090

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 5.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Donald G. Stein (Editor)
Published by Rutgers University Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 0813533740 ISBN 13: 9780813533742
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rutgers University Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0813533740

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Published by Rutgers University Press
ISBN 10: 0813533740 ISBN 13: 9780813533742
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rutgers University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0813533740 Brand New! No Remainder Marks or Worn Dirty Overstocks!. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9780813533742

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Published by Rutgers University Press
ISBN 10: 0813533740 ISBN 13: 9780813533742
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rutgers University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0813533740. Seller Inventory # Z0813533740ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Published by Rutgers University Press
ISBN 10: 0813533740 ISBN 13: 9780813533742
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rutgers University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0813533740. Seller Inventory # Z0813533740ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Published by Rutgers University Press
ISBN 10: 0813533740 ISBN 13: 9780813533742
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rutgers University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0813533740. Seller Inventory # Z0813533740ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Published by Rutgers University Press
ISBN 10: 0813533740 ISBN 13: 9780813533742
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rutgers University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0813533740. Seller Inventory # Z0813533740ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Published by Rutgers University Press
ISBN 10: 0813533740 ISBN 13: 9780813533742
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rutgers University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0813533740. Seller Inventory # Z0813533740ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Published by Rutgers University Press
ISBN 10: 0813533740 ISBN 13: 9780813533742
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rutgers University Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0813533740. Seller Inventory # Z0813533740ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book