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A device to attract the money? Or an invitation to partnership?

Weir, David T.H. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6750-6722 (2022) A device to attract the money? Or an invitation to partnership? In: Marnet, Oliver, (ed.) Research Handbook on Corporate Board Decision-Making. Edward Elgar, pp. 199-223

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This chapter questions the basis of the general perception of universities that like most educational institutions they can be trusted, suggesting that this comes about because they are seen to be guardians of a search for the truth. But a brief case history indicates that truth is indeed a contested terrain and that universities may be tempted to conceive of themselves as permitting them also to be generic arbiters of the truth as embodied in the knowledge they choose to impart and research. There is a penumbra of obligation and thus sequences of events and actions that fall within the arena of ethical judgement and it is the realm of these with which this chapter is concerned. There are opportunities for conflict with those institutions whose claimed truths are embodied in experience and practice. Difficulties in understanding what has gone wrong make it difficult to enforce relations based on contract that are not understood in the same sense by the would-be partners.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800377189.00020
School/Department: York Business School
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/10095

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