Journal article

Universities and Innovation Economies: The creative wasteland of post-industrial society

Simon Marginson

AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES REVIEW | NATL TERTIARY EDUCATION UNION | Published : 2016

Abstract

It is remarkable there are so few Australian books about higher education in a country of 23 million people with twenty research universities in the world top 500, (ARWU, 2015) compared with massive literature on higher education in the United States. The current mainstream Australian books directly addressing higher education can be counted on a small number of fingers, including Raising the Stakes by Peter Coaldrake and Lawrence Stedman (2013), the study of the Dawkins reforms led by Gwilym Croucher (2013) in Melbourne and prior to that, the ABC Boyer Lectures by Glyn Davis (2010). Vice-Chancellors scarcely have time to write but some of them do. Where are the scholars?