Corporate influence project: main outputs

SGR has published one in-depth report on the issue of corporate influence on science and technology, as well as producing numerous other outputs. The main ones are listed here, together with some of the media coverage, while all material is indexed in the Who controls science and technology? section of this website. Read on...
 

 

Reports

Science and the Corporate Agenda: The detrimental effects of commercial influence on science and technology
Chris Langley and Stuart Parkinson; October 2009

 

Main presentations

He who pays the piper: universities, the oil and gas industry, and fracking
David Smythe, SGR conference 'Universities for sale?', London; November 2016

Investigating fossil fuel industry funding in academia
Maeve McClenaghan, SGR conference 'Universities for sale?', London; November 2016

Militarising academia: arms corporations and UK universities
Stuart Parkinson, SGR conference 'Universities for sale?', London; November 2016

Regulatory 'undersight': policing integrity at the university-industrial interface in medicine
Aubrey Blumsohn, SGR conference 'Universities for sale?', London; November 2016

Universities, democracy and science: the challenge of the new neo-liberal knowledge regime
John Holmwood, SGR conference 'Universities for sale?', London; November 2016

From corporate science to science for society
Stuart Parkinson, TEDx event, Lancaster; June 2015

The detrimental effects of corporate influence on science and technology
Stuart Parkinson, Radical Statistics conference on 'Cuts and Corporations', Leeds; February 2011

The detrimental effects of corporate influence on science and technology
Stuart Parkinson, ‘Who owns science?’ panel, Cambridge Science Festival; March 2010

Corporate influence on science and technology
Stuart Parkinson, Green Party Spring Conference, Brighton; March 2004

 

Main articles

Universities, democracy and science: the UK Government’s neo-liberal knowledge regime
John Holmwood, SGR Newsletter, no.45; December 2016

Science and the corporate university in Britain
Stuart Parkinson, openDemocracy website; December 2011

Stop selling out science to commerce
Stuart Parkinson and Chris Langley, New Scientist, no.2733, pp.26-27 (subscription only); November 2009

 

Examples of media coverage

Ivory Tower
BBC Radio 4 documentary; December 2010

Peter Mandelson's assault on science
The Independent; November 2009

Good idea: Think big, not business
New Statesman; October 2009

Commercial focus 'is harming scientific research'
The Guardian; October 2009

Scientists compromised by commercial links
Times Higher Education; October 2009