Academic Faculty in University Research Centers: Neither Capitalism’s Slaves nor Teaching Fugitives

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This study addresses university-industry interactions for both educational and industrial outcomes. The results suggest that while academic faculty who are affiliated with centers are more involved with industry than non-affiliated faculty, affiliates are also more involved with and supportive of students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels.


The authors:

“In our view, the extent to which the industry involvement of universities and university faculty affects the universities’ traditional research and educational missions remains a largely unanswered empirical question. Existing case studies are suggestive but not conclusive (Baldini, 2008). While university faculty may be more active participants in problem solving for and joint research with industry than suggested by Bush (1945) or even by Stokes’ (1997) characterization of use-inspired basic research, such activity does not necessitate a substitution of commercial research and related activities for the generation of new knowledge, the open publication of research in referred outlets, or for teaching and other activities related to universities’ educational missions and goals. “


Barry Bozeman  

Barry Bozeman is Regents’ Professor and Ander Crenshaw Chair of Public Policy, Department of Public Administration and Policy, University of Georgia; 

Craig Boardman  

Craig Boardman is Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University.



Barry Bozeman. and Craig Boardman. “Academic Faculty in University Research Centers: Neither Capitalism’s Slaves nor Teaching Fugitives.” The Journal of Higher Education 84.1 (2013): 88-120. Project MUSE. Web. 6 Jan. 2013. <;.

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