Cities, Knowledge and Universities: Transformations in the Image of the Intangible

May, T and Perry, B 2006, 'Cities, Knowledge and Universities: Transformations in the Image of the Intangible' , Social Epistemology, 20 (3-4) , pp. 259-282.

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The current higher educational landscape in the UK is marked by complex sets of expectations, accompanied by efforts to encourage universities into diversifying and stratifying functions. Yet the picture is far from clear and a number of tensions and contradictions remain, such as in relation to incentivisation and reward structures which impact differentially on universities. For universities that attempt to translate these agendas into meaningful actions at the local level, the result is a mixture of enthusiasm, engagement, retreat and defence. This article will demonstrate such processes in action through a discussion of the ongoing “Manchester--Knowledge Capital” initiative, which seeks to bring local and regional partners and universities together to create a critically acclaimed global pivot to the emerging knowledge economy.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy > BD143 Epistemology. Theory of knowledge
Subjects / Themes > N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: Social Epistemology
Publisher: Routledge Taylor Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0269-1728
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2007 14:59
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:01

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