The Indispensable University

The Indispensable University

Higher Education, Economic Development, and the Knowledge Economy

Book - 2010
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Rowman and Littllefield
This book describes the innovative transformation of institutions of higher education (HEIs) across the world in response to the emerging realities of the twenty-first century global knowledge-based economy. It also describes how HEIs are defining many of today's economic realities on a regional level.
The Indispensable University describes the innovative transformation of institutions of higher education (HEIs) across the world, in response to the emerging realities of the twenty-first century global knowledge-based economy, as well as describes how HEIs are defining many of today's economic realities on a regional level. HEIs continue to drive economic development through their traditional roles of purchaser, employer, real estate developer, workforce developer and community developer. But these roles now must be executed more strategically and collaboratively. Also, the twenty-first century economy offers universities unique opportunities to generate the intellectual and financial capital that drives emerging knowledge-based industries. Case studies are drawn from: urban America; rural America; Europe; the Middle East; and emerging countries. Some of the topics covered include the following: the role of university presidents as change leaders; the relationship between higher education institutions and the political leadership of cities, states, and nations; successful models of partnerships between higher education and the private sector; and future challenges and opportunities facing the modern university.

Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2010
ISBN: 9781607090816
1607090813
9781607090793
1607090791
Characteristics: xviii, 281 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Holsworth, Robert D.

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