Working Paper 48
University governance and academic work: the ‘business model’ and its impact on innovation and creativity
Published April 2019

Working Paper 48 is a transcript of the 2019 Burton R Clark lecture on higher education that Professor Shattock gave at the fourth annual conference of the Centre for Global Higher Education at the UCL Institute of Education in London on 3 April 2019.

Public policy towards higher education lays great stress on the importance of innovation and creativity to the nation’s economic and social future. This lecture examines how far this is reflected in changes in university governance and the governance of the system in contemporary UK higher education and in the relationship between governance, academic performance and the nature of academic work.

It draws on a large scale study of the governance of higher education conducted under the auspices of the Centre for Global Higher Education.