What's in a name? A comparative study of the traditional public university and the corporate university

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This paper offers a comparative study of the traditional 'public university' sector with the developing sector of the 'corporate university'. The criteria for comparison include historical development, student body, research and production of knowledge, and issues of ownership and control. The conclusions drawn are that, while there are some similarities, there are many differences which raise questions as to the appropriateness of the corporate bodies adopting the term 'university'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-172
Number of pages20
JournalHuman Resource Development International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes



  • Corporate University
  • Education
  • Stakeholders
  • Students
  • University

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