Allison Palmadessa
The traditional purpose of higher education is to serve the public by creating knowledge for free exchange for the benefit of all members of a given society.  With the dominance of the global knowledge based economy, academic capitalism is forcing the university to renegotiate its social contract with the public to allow the university to operate as a private good. The question for research lies in how the university will negotiate this change and if it will abandon the public willingly or forcibly.

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