ingentaconnect Trust Universities? Governance for Post-Capitalist Futures

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Using the UK as an example, this paper argues that universities are exposed to governance hazards as a result of ambiguity of ownership. These hazards include the appropriation of academic resources for managerial gain at the expense of social interests. To address this risk we draw upon existing alternative governance models and propose the creation of Trust Universities. These would make universities irrevocably part of the knowledge commons, vest beneficial ownership and control in students and all employees and help prevent excessive managerial predation. Systems of accountability and regulation would help rebuild mutually beneficial compacts both internally and with the surrounding society.


Authors: Boden, Rebecca; Ciancanelli, Penelope; Wright, Susan

Source: Journal of Co-operative Studies, Volume 45, Number 2, Autumn 2012 , pp. 16-24(9)

Publisher: UK Society for Co-operative Studies

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