n South African Journal of Higher Education - Universities in the marketplace : the commercialization of higher education by Derek Bok : book review

Volume 17, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1011-3487



Extracted from text ... Book review Universities in the marketplace: the commer- cialization of higher education by Bok, Derek, 2003. Princeton: Princeton University Press. (ISBN 0- 691-11412-9) This is an insightful and provocative view of the reasons for, risks of and "remedies" to risks that universities should regard in their endeavours to commercialize higher education. The author of the book, Derek Bok, writes with an authoritative voice befitting a former president of Harvard University and Dean of the Harvard Law School. The book is well- written and easy to read. Bok doesn't shy away from asking difficult questions such as, "Was everything in ..

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