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Cities, knowledge and universities: transformations in the image of the intangible

May, Tim ORCID: and Perry, Beth 2006. Cities, knowledge and universities: transformations in the image of the intangible. Social Epistemology 20 (3-4) , pp. 259-282. 10.1080/02691720600847290

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The current higher educational landscape in the UK is marked by complex sets of expectations, accompanied by efforts to encourage universities into diversifying and stratifying functions. Yet the picture is far from clear and a number of tensions and contradictions remain, such as in relation to incentivisation and reward structures which impact differentially on universities. For universities that attempt to translate these agendas into meaningful actions at the local level, the result is a mixture of enthusiasm, engagement, retreat and defence. This article will demonstrate such processes in action through a discussion of the ongoing “Manchester––Knowledge Capital” initiative, which seeks to bring local and regional partners and universities together to create a critically acclaimed global pivot to the emerging knowledge economy.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
ISSN: 0269-1728
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 26 January 2023
Last Modified: 03 May 2023 07:31

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