Power Wars Between Institutions: Business Training in Higher Education

  • Marion Dieudonné
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Economic Thought book series (PHET)


Dieudonné observes changes between 1890 and 1920 in industrial financial capitalism through an examination of the emergence and needs of new figures in US higher education. This chapter focuses on different visions of the institutionalization of business training in higher education. A war for power between institutions erupted with the explosion of business schools competing with the university. The stakes is to underline the issues of power and governance of educational institutions which are torn in a conflict of interest between higher education financing modalities, their initial purpose as an academic body and the will of businessmen. With an underlying Veblenian reading, the chapter raises the question of power and competing interests between industry, finance and education at the turn of the century in the United States.


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  • Marion Dieudonné
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  1. 1.University of Paris-DauphinePSL Research UniversityParisFrance

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