Innovation and Business Growth

This collection contains resources about economic development, business enterprises, technologies, research commercialisation and more. The compilation of this material has been supported by the UniSA Business School, University of South Australia since 2015.

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Innovation and Business Growth

Working paper

20 Sep 2017

This working paper is the first publication coming out of a project investigating the role of VET in developing digital skills in the Australian workforce, using two sectors as case studies - Transport and Logistics, and Public Safety and Correctional Services. An analysis of online job vacancy...

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Discussion paper

19 Sep 2017

The Australian government is asking for ideas to help develop a national Digital Economy Strategy. It will help the government to identify the key issues, challenges and opportunities, and to develop a way forward.

This discussion paper considers the broader digital economy, followed by...

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Draft report

15 Sep 2017

The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) is leading the development of a National Infrastructure Data Collection and Dissemination Plan (Data Plan), with assistance from an expert Steering Group made up of transport, infrastructure and data experts from the private...

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Audio program

12 Sep 2017

China's plans to eventually ban the sale of new petrol and diesel engines could hurt Australia's multi-billion-dollar car-parts industry, which exports to China.

The group which represents Australian car parts manufacturers says there are benefits and opportunities for local companies. It...

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Discussion paper

12 Sep 2017

Thanks to its compact geography, Tasmania would encourage people to purchase electric vehicles by providing even just a handful of public vehicle charging stations. This paper explores two options for providing coverage to a large part or most of the state, with three or six charging stations....

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Report

11 Sep 2017

The Standing Committee on Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources focus throughout this inquiry was on the social aspects of driverless vehicles in Australia. While technological developments and questions and regulatory approaches were considered within that context, the committee’s...

Report

11 Sep 2017

A key focus of this report is investigating whether regions, local communities and businesses have sufficient awareness of and effective access to information about the plans to upgrade Defence training facilities so that they can be in a position to offer goods and services.

In addition...

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Discussion paper

11 Sep 2017

The Northern Territory Government is seeking input for the development of a Digital Territory Strategy. This discussion paper has been prepared to guide feedback and to continue the conversation with government on where we all should focus our efforts.

In this digital age reliance on...

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Policy

07 Sep 2017

The Palaszczuk Government is hoping new jobs will be created under its commitment to make better use of government data.

This Open Data Policy Statement is intended to promote access to government data that will help foster ingenuity.

The Queensland government created its first...

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Report

07 Sep 2017

Although organisations are increasingly investing in building culturally diverse and gender balanced leadership profiles, culturally diverse women are notably under-represented in leadership ranks.

In Australia and overseas, culturally diverse women experience a ‘double jeopardy’ when...

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Article

05 Sep 2017

The Regional Australia Institute and LinkedIn since 2016 have mapped data on local skills and job mobility of workers in eight regional Australian cities: Townsville, Sunshine Coast-Noosa, Greater Newcastle, Wollongong, Launceston, Darwin, Geelong and Hobart.

This work has been providing...

Discussion paper

31 Aug 2017

While our actions now are supporting Queensland’s strong economic growth and job creation, we are continuing to look for new opportunities to strengthen and build on this growth. We need to ensure we are well positioned to take advantage of future opportunities.

An industry with...

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Strategy

30 Aug 2017

Intellectual Property (IP) rights have become increasingly important in a globalised world where intangible assets make up the majority of the value of companies. Greater global demand for products and services has increased the need for businesses and inventors to seek protection in multiple...

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Working paper

29 Aug 2017

Women are paid less,
but aren’t less valuable.
We blame sexism.

As in other OECD countries, women in New Zealand earn substantially less than men with similar observable characteristics. In this paper, we use a decade of annual wage and productivity data from New...

Report

28 Aug 2017

For a small open economy like Australia, which specialises in commodity exports, fluctuations in the terms of trade and productivity growth are the primary drivers of per capita income growth. Because the global mining sector responds to higher commodity prices by expanding capacity, the terms...

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Report

25 Aug 2017

The Australian government wishes to ensure that the intellectual property (IP) system provides appropriate incentives for innovation, investment and the production of creative works while ensuring it does not unreasonably impede further innovation, competition, investment and access to goods and...

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Discussion paper

24 Aug 2017

The cyber security skills crisis is a key policy issue in many countries, and governments look in part to universities to address it. This paper addresses one narrow question to see how it speaks to the broader challenges: are current Master of Cyber Security programs in Australia preparing...

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Article

21 Aug 2017

The informal work practices of the so-called “gig” economy are widening existing cracks in Australia’s system of labour regulations, and should be repaired through active measures to strengthen labour standards in digital businesses. That is the conclusion of newly-published research from a...

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Report

18 Aug 2017

Technology advancement and technology driven disruption is expected to experience exponential growth in the coming decades. Although Australian agriculture has a strong track record of technology integration, the speed of technology innovation makes the scanning and identification of high impact...

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Report

18 Aug 2017

The Independent Review of the effectiveness of the RDA Program (the Review) was commissioned by the Minister for Regional Development, Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, in September 2016, following a commitment in 2014 by the former Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Warren Truss MP. The Hon Warwick L...

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