Informit article: Academic business

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Recently an academic friend made the interesting observation that she could detect little difference in the contents of The Australian’s Higher Education, Campus Review and the business pages of most of our daily newspapers. Intrigued by what sounded like a sweeping assertion, I asked what she meant, to which she responded: ‘pick up any copy of Wednesday’s Australian or glance at the routine concerns of Campus Review and you’ll find article after article focused on the financial woes of universities as well as how to invent new ways of generating income, being more entrepreneurial, or getting greater market share’.

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