Guest Column: What Entrepreneurs Can Teach Academia

Over the past year in Texas, we’ve heard a vigorous debate about our public universities. Critics of Texas higher education have suggested a set of reforms to our public universities that aim to bring insights from corporations to the management of a university system. 

Many in the academic community bristle at drawing on an understanding of the business world to frame the mission of a university.  

I believe that business has much to teach academia, but only if the discussion is cast properly. Unfortunately, these critics have taken the wrong approach by using corporations as a metaphor for universities ...

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