Since the end of the Cold War, federal funding for research at American universities has sharply decreased, while changes in federal policy have combined with the emergence of new high-technology fields to make universities an attractive partner to private industry. In thirteen insightful and wide-ranging essays, Defining Values for Research and Technology examines the modern research university in the throes of this transition. While acknowledging the challenges of increased corporate funding, its contributors argue that university-industry partnerships have the potential to both benefit industrial expansion and enrich academic life.
William T. Greenough is Swanlund Chair and Center for Advanced Study Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Cell and Structural Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Philip J. McConnaughay is dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law at The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. Jay P. Kesan is professor and director of the Program in Intellectual Property & Technology Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 I. The Purpose of the Research University Chapter 3 1. Research Universities in the Third Millennium: Genius with Character Chapter 4 2. The University of the Twenty-First Century: Artifact, Sea Anchor, or Pathfinder Chapter 5 3. Can Universities Survive the Global Knowledge Revolution? Part 6 II. Forging Partnerships: Industry, Governments, and the Research University Chapter 7 4. The Changing Nature of Innovation in the U.S. Chapter 8 5. Back to the Future-The Increasing Importance of the States in Setting the Research Agenda Chapter 9 6. Global Public Goods for Poor Farmers-Myth or Reality Chapter 10 7. Science and Sustainable Food Security Part 11 III. Funding, Economic Incentives, and the Research Agenda Chapter 12 8. Federal Science Policy and University Research Agendas Chapter 13 9. The Ethical Challenges of the Academic Pork Barrel Chapter 14 10. The Public-Private Divide in Genomics Part 15 IV. The Dark Side of University-Corporate Partnerships Chapter 16 11. The Effects of University/Corporate Relations on Biotechnology Research Chapter 17 12. The Governmentalization and Corporatization of Research Chapter 18 13. Technology and the Humanities in the "Global" Economy