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Palgrave Macmillan

The Business Growth Benefits of Higher Education

ISBN 9781137320698
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

The Business Growth Benefits of Higher Education tackles the role of universities in driving economic growth. Their role as providers of talent, technology and new ideas is considered in the light of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. A series of expert authors consider success, opportunity and how national frameworks can be fine-tuned to deliver business success.

Lord Dearing left the education sector in the UK with many gifts, tangible and intangible. One of the constructs underpinning his thinking was the need to look forwards whilst looking backwards – helping the sector to evolve whilst curating the essential elements that maintains UK education providers and particularly its universities as a byword for excellence in the global market. As the external environment heaps change upon change in and around the higher education sector, Dearing's 'Castles of the Third Age' has become an increasingly relevant metaphor. The 2012 Dearing Conference, from which this collection of chapters is drawn, tackles one aspect of such change: a refocusing of attention on the interface between higher education, industry and commerce, and the extent to which reciprocal benefits can drive business success. 'Success' involves certain subjectivity and a 360-degree vision that includes perspectives from business, government and international providers which introduce the challenge necessary to provoke creativity and transformational thinking.

Professor David Greenaway is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, UK, and an Economist. His expertise focuses on international trade and cross-border investment. He has published more than 150 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals; has authored, co-authored or edited 40 books; and is currently Managing Editor of The World Economy
Professor Christopher D. Rudd is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for External Engagement at the University of Nottingham, UK, where he has responsibility for alumni, fundraising and everything from public engagement to commercialisation of University intellectual property. His area of specialist interest is lightweight structures, particularly fibre composites.

1. Introduction and Overview; David Greenaway and Christopher D. Rudd
2. Britain 1850s: Exporting the Idea of a University to Empire; Glyn Davis
3. Sino-Foreign Business Partnerships and Higher Education; David Greenaway and Christopher D. Rudd
4. International Business Engagement via Executive Training: A Case Study of the Chevening Young Leaders' Programme for China; Shujie Yao and Miao He 何苗
5. Business and Higher Education; John Cridland
6. Innovation and Commercialisation in Global Science; Peter Blezard
7. Universities and Business: The Moment of Opportunity and the Arrow of Research; Sir Andrew Witty
8. The Crucial Role of Universities in Promoting Radical Innovation; Martin Binks
9. IP Commercialisation: Can Do Better - A University of Nottingham experiment in the food and drink sector; Neil Davidson
10. Creating the Future; Stephanie Sirr
11. Partnerships with a Purpose: Creating Cultural and Commercial Value in the UK Film Sector; Richard Paterson
12. A Review of Corporate Philanthropy in UK Higher Education: The University of Nottingham Perspective; Melissa Wadams


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