In addition to the narrow focus of academic research, another problem arises from the quest to publish numerous papers quickly, with only incremental novelty, to achieve tenure or promotion. This frenzy leads to thousands of theses and dissertations annually that offer solutions to either toy problems or nonexistent problems.
“A Nonlinear Perspective on Higher Education”
George Hurlburt, Change Index
Jeffrey Voas, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Keith Miller, University of Illinois at Springfield
Phil Laplante, Pennsylvania State University
Bret Michael, Naval Postgraduate School