Abstract

Abstract:

In 2012, the United States Agency for International Development allocated $137 million to fund seven universities to create development labs to advance social/economic progress and reduce poverty. International economic development has become a booming field and industry but is also highly contested. The function of the university as a development strategy has great potential but can also be subject to criticism. This qualitative study included a visit to all seven universities and generated findings related to a development lab model and mentality, including: the importance of failure, knowledge co-creation, and the role of the academy in constructing culture.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1090-7009
Print ISSN
0162-5748
Pages
pp. 113-139
Launched on MUSE
2017-08-31
Open Access
N
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