An innovative culture: ivory towers in the global village

Anderson, Andrew D. (2005) An innovative culture: ivory towers in the global village. In: Proceedings of ABBSA Conference 2005, pp. 394-408. From: ABBSA Conference 2005, 5-7 August 2005, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

Innovation is a shared pursuit of academia and industry. Despite this, there exists a structural tension that is often accused of inhibiting dialogue between these two groups. Industry innovation is market driven, whereas academia operates, to a certain extent, external to the market. As a consequence, academia faces allegations by industry of lacking efficiency, direction, and general practicality. This paper analyses the relationship of academia and industry in the so-called information age within the context of copyright law. It is argued that the underlying structural differences of academia and industry provides for a dialogue not possible in a unitary system. The tensions that exist between academia and industry may therefore be supportive of the interests of society.

Item ID: 14783
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-646-45032-2
Keywords: academia; countervailing power; education; innovation; market power
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Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2010 03:49
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180115 Intellectual Property Law @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development @ 100%
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