Journal article

Running risks of gender inequity: knowledge transfer policy in Australian higher education

Beth Gaze, Carolyn Stevens

JOURNAL OF EDUCATION POLICY | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2011

Abstract

Knowledge transfer (KT), or third stream activities of universities, has attracted attention from funding and regulatory bodies in recent years. While approaches differ from country to country, moves to improve measurement and monitoring of such activities with a view to encourage or better direct it have occurred in several settings. This article analyses some issues arising from moves to define and measure KT in an Australian university. There are tensions between approaches to definition and measurement that focus on research commercialization and those that acknowledge the benefit derived from broader activities of universities. We argue that budgetary pressures which focus attention on ..

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