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Steven Shapin: The Entrepreneurial University, 11 September 2003

MIT and the Rise of Entrepreneurial Science 
by Henry Etzkowitz.
Routledge, 173 pp., £70, June 2002, 9780415285162
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Universities in the Marketplace: The Commercialisation of Higher Education 
by Derek Bok.
Princeton, 233 pp., £14.95, April 2003, 0 691 11412 9
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... but MIT resisted being swallowed up, afraid that its entrepreneurial culture might be diluted. Derek Bok was president of Harvard from 1971 to 1991 and, while the two institutions continue to do much business with each other, Universities and the Marketplace is an indication why MIT might have been right to refuse Harvard’s embrace. MIT started as ...

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