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Publication date: 14 January 2019

Morgan R. Clevenger and Cynthia J. MacGregor

Twenty-first century concerns are explored given today's high levels of accountability, transparency, and social media. Ideas from Crow and Dabars (2015), Rhodes (2001)…

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Twenty-first century concerns are explored given today's high levels of accountability, transparency, and social media. Ideas from Crow and Dabars (2015), Rhodes (2001), and Saul (2011, 2012) are expounded. This chapter discusses the pros and cons with the higher education engagement with the business and corporate world. Best practices, benefits, and perils are elaborated as tools for practitioners in both types of organizations. This chapter includes an open discussion of the pros, cons, heroes, villains, and various challenges with these complicated interorganizational relationships including preparation for ethical behavior.

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Business and Corporation Engagement with Higher Education
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-656-1

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Publication date: 14 January 2019

Morgan R. Clevenger, Cynthia J. MacGregor and C.J. Ryan

This chapter considers how higher education has enticed and interacted with corporations. This chapter explores how higher education behaves, in the aggregate, with a set…

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This chapter considers how higher education has enticed and interacted with corporations. This chapter explores how higher education behaves, in the aggregate, with a set of external partners, including businesses. It concludes with a discussion of how higher education should behave, given its external partners, in the modern context in which it finds itself. Discussion topics in this chapter include expectations of external partners; tactics to attract and retain business engagement and support; and internal organization by higher education to address corporate relations, ethics, and effective strategic planning. The Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers' (NACRO) ideas and models are discussed. A set of guiding principles focused on Strategic Corporate Alliances by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is highlighted.

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Business and Corporation Engagement with Higher Education
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-656-1

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Publication date: 14 January 2019

Morgan R. Clevenger and Cynthia J. MacGregor

Considering a macro view of business and higher education interactions, this chapter explores key facets for business interest in other organizations (e.g., other…

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Considering a macro view of business and higher education interactions, this chapter explores key facets for business interest in other organizations (e.g., other businesses and their social agendas, nonprofits, and higher education) and a trend toward the creation of signature programs, which allow most companies to focus efforts by highlighting Carroll's (1991) Pyramid of Corporate Social Responsibility and Jacoby's (1973) Three Models of Behavior of the Business Enterprise. This chapter also addresses ethical opportunities and problems.

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Business and Corporation Engagement with Higher Education
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-656-1

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Publication date: 14 January 2019

Morgan R. Clevenger and Cynthia J. MacGregor

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Business and Corporation Engagement with Higher Education
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-656-1

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Publication date: 24 July 2020

Morgan R. Clevenger

Corporate involvement in higher education remains highly visible and controversial. While best practices can be found, many gray areas exist in the actions motivating both…

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Corporate involvement in higher education remains highly visible and controversial. While best practices can be found, many gray areas exist in the actions motivating both parties. This organizational analysis examines corporate citizenship through the inter-organizational relationships of a public US doctoral university and six US corporate partners as framed through Cone’s (2010) corporate citizenship spectrum between 2006 and 2010. The literature has shown that little research exists regarding the behavior aspects of these inter-organizational relationships. Triangulation of data is provided by 36 interviews, 12,609 pages of documents and audio-visual materials, and a campus observation of 407 photographs. The research indicates three themes as to why higher education desires involvement with companies: viable resources, student enrichment, and real-world connectivity. Further, there are four themes explaining what motives and ROI expectations companies have to be involved with higher education and include: workforce development, community enrichment, brand development, and research. Finally, three themes emerged regarding ethical considerations between these inter-organizational relationships with higher education and companies. First, generally no ethical dilemmas were found. Second, several general ethics discussion topics created five clusters of interest: public relations, solicitation, policies and stewardship, accountability and transparency, and leadership behavior. Third, five ethical concerns were shared.

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University–Community Partnerships for Promoting Social Responsibility in Higher Education
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ISBN: 978-1-83909-439-2

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Publication date: 14 January 2019

Morgan R. Clevenger and Cynthia J. MacGregor

This chapter reviews The Bruntland Report (United Nations, 1987) and World Economic Forum's (2002) views and broader concerns for people, profit, and planet. Cone's…

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This chapter reviews The Bruntland Report (United Nations, 1987) and World Economic Forum's (2002) views and broader concerns for people, profit, and planet. Cone's (2010a) corporate citizenship spectrum is explained and discussed. This more modern concept focuses on more sophisticated behaviors of companies including employee engagement, modern measurements of impact and outcomes, and consideration of signature programming.

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Business and Corporation Engagement with Higher Education
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-656-1

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Publication date: 14 January 2019

Morgan R. Clevenger and Cynthia J. MacGregor

This chapter explores the mindset inside companies and how they plan and interact in society. Corporate strategy and leadership are discussed. Specific models illustrate a…

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This chapter explores the mindset inside companies and how they plan and interact in society. Corporate strategy and leadership are discussed. Specific models illustrate a process of engagement including the sustainable livelihoods approach, The Partnership Continuum by Johnson (2011), Stages of Corporate Citizenship by Mirvis and Googins (2006), and Saul's (2012) social value spectrum and social innovation quartile. Finally, to illustrate best practices with highly driven corporate efforts, a case study at Campbell Soup Company in Camden, New Jersey, illuminates a broad range of perspectives and strategies that foster, manage, and report corporate practices in action.

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Business and Corporation Engagement with Higher Education
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-656-1

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Publication date: 14 January 2019

Morgan R. Clevenger and Cynthia J. MacGregor

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Business and Corporation Engagement with Higher Education
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-656-1

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Publication date: 14 January 2019

Morgan R. Clevenger and Cynthia J. MacGregor

This interorganizational discussion covers Astley and van de Ven's (1983) Organizational Analysis Matrix and key information to understand a broader, macro discussion…

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This interorganizational discussion covers Astley and van de Ven's (1983) Organizational Analysis Matrix and key information to understand a broader, macro discussion including the purpose of organizations in society as well as overview the interorganizational relationships between the for-profit sector (i.e., businesses and corporations) and the specific sector of higher education. A consideration of motives, return on investment expectations, and interorganizational behavior is explored. This chapter highlights the complex nature of higher education and the for-profit realm, including inconsistent third-party support and intermingling from the government. Highlights from Sethi's (1975) seminal article serves as the basis for measurement and future expectations in a three-state schema for classifying corporate behavior.

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Business and Corporation Engagement with Higher Education
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-656-1

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Publication date: 14 January 2019

Morgan R. Clevenger, Cynthia J. MacGregor, Dina Piepoli Udomsak, Carol Bosack-Kosek and Sharon Castano

Functionality of generating human capital of educated workers and citizens is core to higher education. This chapter explores the long-term relationship for the academy to…

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Functionality of generating human capital of educated workers and citizens is core to higher education. This chapter explores the long-term relationship for the academy to support the needs for advanced degree and certificate programs, executive education, career preparation, and lifelong service opportunities focused on companies and their needs.

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Business and Corporation Engagement with Higher Education
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-656-1

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