The Organisational and Value Bases of Italian Academics’ Public Engagement

Author/s Flavio A. Ceravolo, Michele Rostan
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2021/160 Language Italian
Pages 24 P. 110-133 File size 241 KB
DOI 10.3280/SL2021-160006
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Following the reforms of higher education systems carried out in recent decades in European countries, universities have been encouraged to open up to the socio-economic context and to engage more in what has been called their "third mis-sion" both in its economic and social dimensions. Based on the data collected by interviewing a sample of more than five thousand Italian academics, the article shows how broad the acceptance of the request for greater openness of the univer-sity towards society and the economy is, how shared are the economic and social purposes of the third mission at individual and department level, how intense is the commitment of academics in public engagement activities and whether or not this commitment rests on two distinct bases, one of value and one of organizational type.

Keywords: Higher Education, Academic Profession, Third Mission, Public Engagement

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Flavio A. Ceravolo, Michele Rostan, Le basi valoriali e organizzative dell’impegno pubblico e sociale degli accademici italiani in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 160/2021, pp 110-133, DOI: 10.3280/SL2021-160006