Running The Marathon

Cowan, William, Cowan, Robin and Llerena, Patrick (2008). Running The Marathon. UNU-MERIT.

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  • Author Cowan, William
    Cowan, Robin
    Llerena, Patrick
    Title Running The Marathon
    Publication Date 2008
    Publisher UNU-MERIT
    Abstract Over the twentieth century universities in the industrialized world have evolved from being "universities of culture" to "universities of innovation." Policy makers and universities themselves see their one of their major roles as supporting industrial innovation and thus economic growth. We argue that this rests on a mis-cconception of the nature of innovation and the value of universities. We argue that a more appropriate function for this institution is as the "university of reflection" where scholarship and truth-seeking are the ultimate goals.
    Keyword Innovation
    Role of universities
    University-industry relations
    JEL O31
    Copyright Holder UNU-MERIT
    Copyright Year 2008
    ISSN 1871-9872
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