Kelly Quoted in Business Researcher Story

Renee Kelly, director of economic development initiatives and co-director of the Foster Center for Student Innovation, was interviewed for a story in the June 22 issue of SAGE Business Researcher titled, “Should academic capitalism shape teaching and research?” The story explores the role of universities as engines of economic development, including the ethical questions regarding the potential of corporate funding “to harm the ability of faculty to teach and research freely.” Leading the story are details about UMaine’s partnership with Acadia Harvest in Brunswick, Maine, which Kelly describes as a win-win for the university, the startup and UMaine.