Innovation & Business Growth

This collection contains resources about economic development, business enterprises, technologies, research commercialisation and more. The compilation of this material was supported by the UniSA Business School at the University of South Australia from 2015-17.

Innovation & Business Growth

Working paper

20 Dec 2017

This working paper explores the experiences of refugee entrepreneurs in Australia and reviews the policies and programs designed to assist refugee entrepreneurs in Australia and other countries.

Research report

18 Dec 2017

The technology, media and entertainment, and telecommunications ecosystem remains as fascinating as ever in 2018. Will augmented reality become mainstream? How will machine learning affect the enterprise? What's the future of the smartphone? This predictions report provides insight into transformation and growth opportunities over the...

Discussion paper

14 Dec 2017

This report provides a summary overview of occupational skills information practices in selected countries and organisations, with the aim of highlighting the approaches adopted by each to the design, content, update and provision of skills information. In addition, it showcases good practice in ensuring such...

Survey

11 Dec 2017

The Australia’s International Business Survey (AIBS) aids in the understanding of Australia’s international business activity, as well in evaluating the impact of international economic trends on Australian businesses.

Report

6 Dec 2017

This report contains an overview of the ‘top 10’ ranked issues facing Australia’s leaders in 2018, combined with analysis and forecasts from KPMG experts.

Report

6 Dec 2017

This report examines Australian high-growth firms (HGFs) and their relationship to innovation. HGFs are defined as firms that experience rapid growth over a three year period, measured in terms of turnover, employment and research and development expenditure.

Commentary

5 Dec 2017

The arrival of Amazon in Australia may signal a change in how we navigate industrial relations and workers rights.

Report

4 Dec 2017

This report sets out initiatives that seek to position the Gold Coast to retain its competitive advantage.

Report

3 Dec 2017

Is competitive pressure in Australia weak? How costly to Australia is market power? This report assesses the evidence and proposes policies to increase competitive pressure.

Report

1 Dec 2017

This report contains useful data and compelling case studies from every state and territory, from public, school, special, academic and state libraries. It provides a colourful resource which libraries can use to explain how they are driving digital transformation in library management, collections, programs and...

Strategy

30 Nov 2017

This report outlines why the Western Australian Auditor-General feels there is still time for Tourism WA to achieve its goal of doubling tourism spend - although it will be challenging.

Strategy

27 Nov 2017

This white paper sets out a long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the United Kingdom.

Research report

24 Nov 2017

Australia’s 2.2 million small to medium enterprises (SMEs) employ two thirds of Australian workers and create a substantial proportion of new jobs. Ensuring that businesses have access to capital is important for the growth of their businesses and to create jobs in the economy.

Research report

22 Nov 2017

Using a large firm-level dataset covering the years 2002 to 2015, this paper explores the dynamics of entrepreneurship in Australia and their evolution over time.

Working paper

17 Nov 2017

This working paper explores the changing nature of work and what this means for government, employers, and workers. In particular, it focuses on the implications of digitalisation for skilled migration in high-income countries such as Australia.

Transcript

16 Nov 2017

ACCC Chairman, Rod Sims, outlines how the Harper competition reforms and the establishment of an analytics unit within the ACCC will help protect consumers from incidents of e-collusion from the rise of big data.

Report

12 Nov 2017

This report shares useful insights for individuals, families and organisations about what can be done today to shape a positive future of work for all Australians.

Report

8 Nov 2017

It is common knowledge that the pace of technological change is always increasing. New Zealand's ability to adapt to new technology depends on whether regulations can keep pace.

Report

7 Nov 2017

This paper sets out the size and nature of Australia’s red tape problem and describes the opportunities available to policymakers to boost economic growth without further calls on the Australian taxpayer.

Report

1 Nov 2017

The climate challenge is an opportunity - one in which the private sector is ready to invest. Businesses are increasingly finding innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions at a profit in sectors like renewable energy, climate-smart agriculture (CSA), green buildings, and sustainable transport, while generating...