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The Entrepreneurial Research University in Latin America

Global and Local Models in Chile and Colombia, 1950–2015

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Transformation of Latin American Universities from a Historical Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pedro Pineda
      Pages 3-21
    3. Pedro Pineda
      Pages 23-38
    4. Pedro Pineda
      Pages 83-119
  3. Contemporary Discourses and Governance Practices of University Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Pedro Pineda
      Pages 123-139
    3. Pedro Pineda
      Pages 141-160
    4. Pedro Pineda
      Pages 161-182
    5. Pedro Pineda
      Pages 183-215
    6. Pedro Pineda
      Pages 217-240
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 241-275

About this book


The Entrepreneurial Research University in Latin America examines the fascinating clashes between the Latin American tradition and the influence of new globalized forms of organization represented by entrepreneurial university models. With particular emphasis on the governance of university research, the author aims to answer key questions: Why and how do local traditions or global forces shape structural and cultural organizational change? Are these changes necessarily related to the improvement of the quality of teaching and research?


research and development research universities entrepreneurial university outreach programs history of universities comparative education educational sociology sociology of organizations organizational culture culture education Governance higher education innovation sociology sociology of education teaching Tradition university

About the authors

Pedro Pineda is Professor at the Universidad Externado de Colombia and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia.

Bibliographic information


"This book provides a useful and enlightening analysis of the "clash of cultures" between Europe and North America and Latin America concerning the development of research universities. This discussion is especially relevant as Latin American universities seek to join the ranks of world-class universities." - Philip G. Altbach, Research Professor, Boston College, USA

"This is a great work of sociology of higher education, in the rich tradition of historical comparative education. While focused on the cases of Chile and Colombia, it nonetheless provides an outstanding overview of the recent evolution of higher education in Latin America, firmly situated in the context of the transformation of higher education worldwide. I know of no better source for understanding present day higher education in Latin America." - Andrés Bernasconi, Vice-Dean, School of Education, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

"The book gives wonderful and rich accounts of how global and local models intersect in the field of Latin American higher education. Pineda's analysis will certainly be of great importance to the growing community of researchers working on the globalization of higher education and the adaptation of broader global models to the very specific national and local contexts, in which universities are embedded." - Georg Krücken, Director of the International Centre for Higher Education Research, Germany