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Volkmann, Ute; Schimank, Uwe; Rost, Markus – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2014
The communication infrastructure of modern science is provided by profit-oriented business firms: the publishing houses which print and distribute academic books and journals. Surprisingly, beyond some rather superficial impressions, in science studies little is known about how academic publishers work--in particular, how markets for books and…
Descriptors: Publishing Industry, Chemistry, Sociology, Comparative Analysis
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Schimank, Uwe – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2005
This essay considers recent implications of "new public management" (NPM) strategies for the universities of Germany. It argues that NPM poses a threat to the traditional values of the academic profession, and asks what the universities should do to restore public trust in their methods and management.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values, College Faculty, Higher Education