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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

Research report

24 Nov 2017

Investment by Australian small to medium enterprises (SMEs) is at a historically low level despite theoretically favourable conditions for investment. To understand this problem more fully and determine possible solutions, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO)...

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Working paper

17 Nov 2017

Technology, globalisation, and digitalisation are having a tremendous impact on education, employment, family, and migration globally. Termed the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, the digital revolution consists of developments in information technologies combined with robotisation, automation of...

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Transcript

16 Nov 2017

Data-driven innovation has allowed consumers to search for better products and deals instantaneously and allows providers to price discriminate based on minute-by-minute demand analysis, but it also creates opportunities for collusion.

In response to tech development, the ACCC now has a...

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Report

12 Nov 2017

Creating a positive future of work is perhaps the single most important issue we face as a society. Australia’s future prosperity relies on all of us preparing for what is likely to be a very different world of jobs ahead.

Accelerating technology and social shifts are driving massive...

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Report

08 Nov 2017

Small countries at the far end of the world cannot afford to lag in technological adaptation, which requires flexible and enabling regulatory environments.

In some areas, New Zealand’s approach is laudable. When Rocket Lab, an aerospace...

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07 Nov 2017

Australia has experienced 26 years of unbroken economic growth. However, this aggregate figure masks stagnant wages growth and a deterioration in the living standards of many in the Australian middle class. The central cause of this deterioration is low and declining levels of business...

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Report

01 Nov 2017

Last year, IFC studied the national commitments submitted by 21 emerging market countries as part of the Paris Agreement, and found $23 trillion in investment opportunity if they achieve their targets by 2030.

This report builds from that effort...

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Draft report

30 Oct 2017

Communication underpins the social and commercial fabric of society. It is essential for all Australians to enable them to undertake daily activities, including maintaining contact with family and friends, and accessing commercial, government, medical and education services. And communication...

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30 Oct 2017

Queensland is rich in energy resources of...

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Report

23 Oct 2017

This report, produced by the UK’s innovation foundation Nesta in collaboration with the UK technology company Sage, is a data-led guide to the state of SMEs in the UK. We break down the SME landscape, looking at factors such as productivity, rates of growth, and business churn to provide a view...

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Annual Report

20 Oct 2017

Note that figures in tables and in the text of this report may be rounded. Figures in the text are generally rounded to one decimal place, while those in tables are generally rounded to the nearest thousand. Discrepancies in tables between totals and sums of components are due to rounding....

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19 Oct 2017

The committee is investigating how the increased investment in defence will deliver benefits and opportunities for regional economies and communities. It is looking at what mechanisms are in place to ensure local business is aware of and ready to be considered for opportunities, businesses which...

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18 Oct 2017

This report looks at the state of Australia’s rail industry and how government procurement, including through the Australian Rail Track Corporation, and other policy levers can improve the value for money, competitiveness, stability of work and capability of the rail manufacturing industry with...

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18 Oct 2017

Manufacturing is undergoing a historic transformation across the industrialised world. Firms are creatively diversifying their focus across different stages of the manufacturing process, both before and after goods are produced. As production activities are gradually being...

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18 Oct 2017

Tourism Research Australia’s (TRA) Tourism Investment Monitor 2016–17 reports on the number and value of significant projects (valued at over $20 million) in Australia’s tourism investment pipeline in 2016–17.

There were 204 projects in the tourism investment pipeline in 2016–17, valued...

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Strategy

12 Oct 2017

5G is the next step in the evolution of mobile wireless communications technology, promising improved connectivity, greater network speeds and bandwidth, and very low latency. The government considers that 5G is more than an incremental change for mobile communications. Rather, it will enable...

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Presentation

12 Oct 2017

This presentation addressed the following research questions:

What are the potential barriers or disincentives to investment in the Pacific? To what extent can these be sustainably overcome?

What are the costs and risks to the receiving economies of greater investment and how can...

Discussion paper

11 Oct 2017

This paper sets out the vision the Business Council of Australia has of creating a culture of lifelong learning and building a universal education system for Australians across schools, vocational education and training (VET), and higher education (HE).

The Business Council aspires to a...

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Research report

06 Oct 2017

The rapid growth of the sharing economy in recent years has challenged traditional economies in many countries around the globe. A very prominent example in tourism is the online platform Airbnb that enables people to list, find and book accommodations worldwide with more than 3 million listings...

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Strategy

04 Oct 2017

Australia's international cyber engagement champions an open, free and secure cyberspace. Through comprehensive and coordinated engagement on cyber affairs, we will maximise opportunities for economic growth and prosperity through digital trade. Australia will cooperate internationally to reduce...