Higher Education in the Knowledge Society: Miracle or Mirage?

@inproceedings{Alvesson2016HigherEI,
  title={Higher Education in the Knowledge Society: Miracle or Mirage?},
  author={Mats Alvesson and Mats Benner},
  year={2016}
}
This paper provides an assessment of the notion of a knowledge society, with growing expectations of the use and utility of education and research in society and a concomitant rise in the impact and value of academic leadership. It is argued that there are inflated expectations of the social value of education and research and that the realities of education and research seldom live up to policy hyperboles. The rise of academic management, and its tendency to reduce academic activities to… CONTINUE READING