Insolvency fears awaken commercially oriented universities

Orr, John (2007) Insolvency fears awaken commercially oriented universities. In: 16th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association (ANZELA 2007) , Sept 2007, Fraser Coast, Australia.

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Australian public universities are statutory creations with common principal objects that clearly focus on providing higher education and research. However most universities have, by necessity, adopted a vigorous approach to commercial enterprise that in some circumstances have given rise to criticism.

The session will focus on the following questions:

1. Should universities participate in commercial activity?

2. Could a university become insolvent?

3. If a university suffers a “disturbing pattern of weak governance and financial control” and has accumulated an insurmountable deficit, what should be the consequences?

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Law
Date Deposited: 20 May 2009 06:14
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2010 01:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: insolvency; universities
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180199 Law not elsewhere classified

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