The Exchange University critically examines thecommercialization of today's academy. Universities are underincreasing economic pressure to develop human capital, science, andtechnology in support of the need for economic restructuring andinternational competitiveness. "Market relations" and"knowledge economies" have become key phrases in universitydebates over research and academic priorities, while privatizationreveals tensions between public and private sectors.Pressures for capital accumulation, research commercialization,technology transfer, and academic capitalism create fractures intoday's universities by weakening boundaries separating academyand industry. Furthermore, through legislation and policy, governmentshave created quasi-markets that encourage institutional competitionboth within the public sphere and between public and privatesectors.The Exchange University addresses crucial questions facingtoday's university, including the commercialization of researchand teaching; intensifying government-university relationships;marketization and commodification; and policy and functional responseswithin the academy. The book will interest practitioners, students, andacademics in educational studies, policy studies, and highereducation.