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Industry and Higher Education, published six times per year, is dedicated to the relationships between business and industry and higher education institutions. With a strong emphasis on practical aspects, the journal covers organizational, economic, political, legal, and social issues relating to developments in education-industry collaboration.
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  • Industrial liaison in universities
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Articles: Woollard, D. (2010), ‘Towards a theory of university entrepreneurship’, Industry and Higher Education, Vol 24, No 6, pp 413–427.

Books: Viale, R., and Etzkowitz, H., eds (2010), The Capitalization of Knowledge, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

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  • Special Adviser: Professor John Kelly, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • David E. Allnutt
    Cartesian, USA
  • Richard A. Bendis
    Innovation America, USA
  • Professor Bruce Calway
    Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Professor Elias Carayannis
    George Washington University, USA
  • Dr Mike Clements
    Staffordshire University, UK
  • Professor Manlio Del Giudice
    Second University of Naples, Italy
  • Dr E.J. Duff
    Innovation Management Consultant, UK
  • Professor D.J. Edwards
    Birmingham City University, UK
  • Professor Henry Etzkowitz
    International Triple Helix Institute, Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Dr Brian K. Fitzgerald
    Business-Higher Education Forum, USA
  • Professor Piero Formica
    National University of Ireland
  • Dr Pat Frain
    University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Professor Christian Friedrich
    University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Dr Thomas Gering
    Intellectual Asset Management Corp., USA
  • Dr Christiane Gebhardt
    Malik Management Institute, Switzerland
  • Keith Gilchrist
    GlaxoSmithKline Inc, Canada
  • Brian Holland
    National Workforce Development Agency, Cayman Islands
  • Professor Aaron W. Hughey
    Western Kentucky University, USA
  • Dr Denise Jackson
    Edith Cowan University, Australia
  • Professor Ron Johnston
    University of Sydney, Australia
  • Professor Okyay Kaynak
    Bogaziçi University, Turkey
  • Dr John Kirkland
    Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK
  • Dr Glenda Kruss
    Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
  • Professor Loet Leydesdorff
    University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Professor Michael J. Lynskey,
    Komazawa University, Japan
  • Professor Harry Matlay
    Global Independent Research, UK
  • Professor Gerard McElwee
    University of Huddersfield, UK
  • Professor Jay Mitra
    University of Essex, UK
  • Professor Hiromitsu Muta
    International Development Center, Japan
  • Professor George M. Papadourakis
    Technological Institute of Crete, Greece
  • Professor Andy Penaluna
    University of Wales Trinity St David, UK
  • Professor David Rae
    Cape Breton University, Canada
  • Dr Marina Ranga
    Stanford University, USA
  • Dr E. H. Robson
    Oxford, UK
  • Dr Robert Ronstadt
    former Vice President of Technology Commercialization,
    Boston University, USA
  • Professor Howard Rush
    University of Brighton, UK
  • Professor Peter van der Sijde
    Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Dr Paul J. Smith
    University of Sunderland, UK
  • Dr Emanuela Todeva
    University of Surrey, UK
  • Professor Urmas Varblane
    University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Professor Hebe Vessuri
    Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas, Venezuela
  • Dr Mary Lindenstein Walshok
    University of California at San Diego
  • Professor Andrew Webster
    University of York, UK

June 2015 ISSUE (VOL 29, NO 3)

167 The changing and developing role of the corporate university post- millennium

Lindsay Ryan, Christopher Prince and Paul Turner

175 Who can help working students? The impact of graduate school involvement and social support on school–work facilitation

Rebecca L. Wyland, Doan E. Winkel, Scott W. Lester and Nancy Hanson-Rasmussen

185 What students want: elements of job satisfaction expectations among multicultural cohorts

Dannie L. Brown

197 Professional doctoral scholarship in Ghana: a case study of the CDT–BEPS framework

D. Owusu-Manu, D.J. Edwards, S.K. Afrane, I.K. Dontwi and P. Laycock

209 Factors influencing the career choice of undergraduate students at a historically disadvantaged South African university

Fatima Abrahams, Rukhsana Jano and Burger van Lill

221 Software: university courses versus workplace practice

Janet Liebenberg, Magda Huisman and Elsa Mentz

237 Calendar

Title: The changing and developing role of the corporate university post-millennium

Author(s): Lindsay Ryan, Christopher Prince and Paul Turner

Abstract: A review of the literature on corporate universities finds that the peak for research and publishing on the topic occurred between 1998 and 2002 and fell away considerably after 2005. Given the apparent lack of research during the past decade, the purpose of this paper is to present an insight into what has been happening to corporate universities, what changes have occurred and what the emerging trends are in corporate university development. The paper includes two short cases, one from the UK and one from Australia, reflecting developments and trends in corporate universities in the banking industry. The authors examine the move away from corporate universities as highly resourced, geographically based training centres to virtual entities facilitated by the development of digital technologies. At the same time, there appears to be greater emphasis on the alignment of corporate training and people development with the strategic objectives of the organization, so that employees at all levels can provide leadership to the people and functional areas for which they are responsible. The authors conclude by arguing that in an increasingly global and unpredictable digital disruptive age the corporate university must evolve from being a primarily social and knowledge transfer mechanism to facilitating company renewal and transformation; in effect, becoming the organization’s learning laboratory.

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Title: Who can help working students? The impact of graduate school involvement and social support on school–work facilitation

Author(s): Rebecca L. Wyland, Doan E. Winkel, Scott W. Lester and Nancy Hanson-Rasmussen

Abstract: A significant number of employees attend graduate school, and the impact of the student role may be substantial and valuable to the work–life literature. In this study the authors examine whether psychological involvement in graduate school increases school–work facilitation. Further, they suggest that employers and graduate schools can provide social support resources that will strengthen the relationship between psychological involvement and school–work facilitation, thereby creating a win–win situation for both student and employer. The study results suggest that the interaction between psychological school involvement and social support in the school and work domains produce stronger levels of school–work facilitation. Specifically, co-worker support, classmate support and supervisor support strengthened the relationship between involvement and facilitation.

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Title: What students want: elements of job satisfaction expectations among multicultural cohorts

Author(s): Dannie L. Brown

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to assess students’ expectations of future job satisfaction. Data were collected from 484 students enrolled in the BBA programme at Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, Canada. Locke’s job satisfaction theory and Hackman and Oldham’s job characteristics model provided the theoretical foundation for the study. Kendall’s W was used to determine the degree of agreement between the current results and earlier research results and mean ranking was applied to determine the respondents’ Top 10 expectations. One Way Anova was used to determine the differences among the multicultural cohorts. While each cohort had similar expectations by ranking, some cultural differences were evident. The results also indicate that today’s students have different expectations for job satisfaction than employees of a generation ago. These findings may help employers prepare for the new employees they will hire through a foreknowledge of the new recruits’ expectations of job satisfaction.

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Title: Professional doctoral scholarship in Ghana: a case study of the CDT–BEPS framework

Author(s): D. Owusu-Manu, D.J. Edwards, S.K. Afrane, I.K. Dontwi and P. Laycock

Abstract: The constantly evolving paradigm of 21st century educational offerings and the growing demand for ‘professional practice’ research degrees have raised concerns about the relevance of the traditional ‘theoretical’ PhD award. To meet this growing demand, and address these concerns, alternative routes to achieving the doctoral award have been developed (such as EngD and DBA). However, many higher education institutions in developing countries have not responded to the new demand. Against this contextual background, this paper reports on a case study of the recently established Centre for Doctoral Training in Business, Enterprise and Professional Studies (CDT– BEPS) at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. The CDT–BEPS embraces five development stages of professional doctoral training and learning skills sets: business; research; creativity; transferability; and evidential learning. The framework for developing the CDT– BEPS was validated using feedback from an international panel of experts encompassing academics, researchers, students and practitioners. It is argued that the research findings may be useful for other HEIs in developing countries currently exploring alternative routes for doctoral training. It is noted that further research is required to establish strategic collaborative and operational frameworks to support the CDT–BEPS and its long-term sustainability.

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Title: Factors influencing the career choice of undergraduate students at a historically disadvantaged South African university

Author(s): Fatima Abrahams, Rukhsana Jano and Burger van Lill

Abstract: During the apartheid years in South Africa, career guidance amongst disadvantaged learners was largely absent and, for many, career choices were limited and governed by politics. Despite South Africa having celebrated 20 years of democracy, this situation has improved only slightly. Therefore, the aims of the study were to determine the factors that influenced students’ career choice and to ascertain the possible barriers that impacted their decision. An adapted version of Myburgh’s Career Choices Questionnaire (2005) was administered to 721 undergraduate students. The results showed that parents and loans or bursaries were the largest sources of financial support and that anticipated benefits influenced the students’ career choice, with the potential for personal growth and development, for future high earnings and for promotion to the top of the organization the most important among these. Furthermore, participants rated visits from lecturers and brochures as the most prominent sources of influence.

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Title: Software: university courses versus workplace practice

Author(s): Janet Liebenberg, Magda Huisman and Elsa Mentz

Abstract: There is a shortage of software developers with the right skills and knowledge, not only in South Africa but worldwide. Despite reports of a gap between industry needs and software education, the gap has mostly been explored in developed countries and in quantitative studies. This paper reports on a mixed methods study of the perceptions of professional software developers regarding what topics they learned from their formal education and the importance of these topics to their actual work. The analysis suggests that there is a gap between software development education and workplace practice and recommendations for software development education are made.

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