The Enterprise University as Networked University: Investigating the contribution of Australian higher education institutions to social capital

  • Marginson, Simon (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

As well as creating benefits for individuals, higher education contributes broader social, economic and cultural benefits or 'public goods'. Though these are of major significance for community and government, they have eluded definition and plausible measurement. However recent research on social capital - the norms and networks (including ICT networks) that facilitate cooperation - provides a promising new line of inquiry. Building on three previous ARC studies of Australian universities, the project investigates (1) local and global networks sustained by eight case study institutions, and (2) through survey, the contribution of those institutions to the values and networking of graduates.
Effective start/end date1/01/0331/12/07


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$188,139.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$350,861.00