Weber, Tolstoj and the Usefulness of Universities
Posted by Doris Ruth Eikhof in School of Business Blog on September 4, 2014
Doris Ruth Eikhof, Senior Lecturer in Work and Employment at the School, shares some earlier* thoughts on the Research Excellence Framework (REF) In the past two years UK universities have frantically prepared their submissions to the sector-wide assessment of their research prowess and output, the Research Excellence Framework, or REF. They have evaluated research outputs, written […]
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Academic Freedoms and the University Ltd.
Posted by Martin Parker in School of Business Blog on April 9, 2014
Voltaire once wrote “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize”. Professor of Organisation and Culture Martin Parker recently found out precisely what he meant. I had fundamental differences of opinion with the managers of the place I used to work. After having left “University Ltd.”, I decided to outline […]
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