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corporate university

corporate university

The Corporate University

Knowledge conversion capability and the performance of corporate and university spin-offs

Lokke Moerel, Binding Corporate Rules: Corporate Self-Regulation of Global Data Transfers, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012, 376 pp., Hardback, ISBN 978-0-19-966291-3

Looking Good and Doing Good: Corporate Philanthropy and Corporate Power. By Jerome L. Himmelstein. Indiana University Press, 1997. 186 pp. Cloth, $29.95; paper, $12.95

Corporate Power: An Application of Societal Constitutionalism By David Sciulli. New York University Press, 2001. 407 pp

Corporate Crime, Law and Social Control. By Sally S. Simpson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002, 180 pp. £14.95)

Emmanuel Lazega: The Collegial Phenomenon. The Social Mechanisms of Cooperation among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. xi + 346 pp

Paul Windolf: Corporate Networks in the United States and Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. ix +246 pp.

Guest Workers and Resistance to U.S. Corporate Despotism By Immanuel Ness University of Illinois Press. 2011. 232 pages. $25 paper

Alan P. Rudy et al. Universities in the Age of Corporate Science: The UC Berkeley-Novartis Controversy

Charles Perrow. Organizing America: Wealth, Power, and the Origins of Corporate Capitalism. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2002. Pp. vii, 259. $34.95

Andrew M. Schocket. Founding Corporate Power in Early National Philadelphia. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press. 2007. Pp. xiii, 274. $42.00

Thomas C. Owen. Russian Corporate Capitalism from Peter the Great to Perestroika. New York: Oxford University Press. 1995. Pp. xii, 259. $55.00

Strong Managers and Weak Owners: The Political Roots of American Corporate Finance. By Mark J. Roe. Princeton University Press, 1994. 324 pp

Creating the Corporate Soul: The Rise of Public Relations and Corporate Imagery in American Big Business. By Roland Marchand. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. xii, 461 pp. $39.95, ISBN 0-520-08719-4.)

Still Dying for a Living: Corporate Criminal Liability after the Westray Mine Disaster. By Steven Bittle (University of British Columbia Press, 2012, 268 pp. $32.95)Corporate Manslaughter and Regulatory Reform. By Paul C. Almond (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 248 pp. £55.00)

Engendering Business: Men and Women in the Corporate Office, 1870–1930. By Angel Kwolek-Folland (Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994. xiv plus 256pp. $38.50)


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Is a dedicated education and training facility that operates within and is controlled by a business enterprise. There are nearly 2,000 corporate universities in the USA and about 200 in Britain. In the more ambitious versions, there is a university campus and extensive provision for e-learning, with scope for managers, employees, franchisees, and representatives of suppliers and customers to undertake a broad range of tailor-made business courses. In some cases, corporate universities may also sell short courses and executive programmes on the open market. The term ‘university’ is aspirational and is meant to underline the importance of learning and development for the business involved. Corporate universities are not like traditional universities and typically do not offer a range of degree programmes. Neither are they established to undertake research or produce knowledge for its own sake. In many cases, the use of the term ‘corporate university’ is simply a pretentious rebadging of a traditional training and development function. The growing use of the term, however, also indicates increasing corporate commitment and investment in knowledge management, coupled with some business dissatisfaction with the generic, non-tailored business degree schemes offered by traditional universities.

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