Estos días en que me enfrento con desagrado a obligaciones ineludibles, repaso discusiones sobre las viejas funciones institucionales. En parte porque no parece que tengamos claro cómo ni quiénes somos, por qué y para qué. Me sirve @miquelduran el debate en un post académico y los comentarios de colegas nuestros.
Though obviously in broad strokes, I will argue that there are four major disparities setting academics and business executives apart: their sources of professional recognition, the targets of their work efforts, their relationships with competing organizations, and the degree of homogeneity of the task across organizations.
There are, certainly, other salient differences: for instance, the power of superiors to govern the behavior of subordinates (much greater in corporations), the diverse form and function of internal politics (more collectivistic, group-based in universities), or their time-frame orientations (yearly results much more critical in corporations than in universities). But those pertain more to the nature of the organizations, while my focus here is on the characteristics of the professions of the academic and the business executive.