Corporate Culture: Protect Idea Factories. Buckley, R. 543(7646):491.
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[Excerpt] It is unsurprising that universities have adopted corporate culture (Nature 540, 315; 10.1038/540315a2016), but surprising that they select such archaic models. Universities corporatize because they must raise funds through teaching, research and commercialization. [...] Universities are the only social institutions set up specifically to produce ideas, and this is their most valuable societal role. [...] Many universities have copied the manufacturing models of the 1950s. Power has shifted from academics to administrators. Academics are treated as interchangeable and replaceable, and performance is set through production quotas. Whereas academics judge peers by ideas, administrators count only cash. [...] Universities are idea factories. Current corporatization approaches emphasize the factory rather than the ideas. [...]
@article{buckleyCorporateCultureProtect2017,
  title = {Corporate Culture: Protect Idea Factories},
  author = {Buckley, Ralf},
  date = {2017-03},
  journaltitle = {Nature},
  volume = {543},
  pages = {491},
  issn = {0028-0836},
  doi = {10.1038/543491a},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.1038/543491a},
  abstract = {[Excerpt] It is unsurprising that universities have adopted corporate culture (Nature 540, 315; 10.1038/540315a2016), but surprising that they select such archaic models. Universities corporatize because they must raise funds through teaching, research and commercialization. [...]

Universities are the only social institutions set up specifically to produce ideas, and this is their most valuable societal role. [...] Many universities have copied the manufacturing models of the 1950s. Power has shifted from academics to administrators. Academics are treated as interchangeable and replaceable, and performance is set through production quotas. Whereas academics judge peers by ideas, administrators count only cash. [...] Universities are idea factories. Current corporatization approaches emphasize the factory rather than the ideas. [...]},
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  number = {7646}
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