Innovation & 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 University of South Australia since 2015.

Innovation & Business Growth

Research report

19 Mar 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the term used to describe the growing number of devices being connected to the internet. This issues paper aims to give a broad overview of IoT issues to increase awareness and public discussion.

Report

For BusinessNZ on behalf of the Intelligent Transport Advisory Group
19 Mar 2018

New Zealand has a multibillion dollar opportunity to develop new, high-technology businesses in Intelligent Transport Systems. While there are already some areas of comparative advantage and emerging solutions, these can be accelerated and enhanced through focussed initiatives in key areas.

Report

14 Mar 2018

What will be the next wine industry? The objective of this report is to identify emerging high potential food and beverage export categories from New Zealand.

Report

6 Mar 2018

This report simulates the net hourly incomes received by UberX drivers in six Australian cities, and finds that they almost certainly earn much less than would be required under relevant minimum wage standards.

Working paper

27 Feb 2018

Australians have embraced data-intensive applications, such as video-on-demand (VOD) services. Households now reasonably expect that they will be able to use these applications on demand, at any time of day— and, by implication, that infrastructure, networks and services will have the capacity to deliver this....

Survey

27 Feb 2018

Trust is critical to the maintaining an organisation’s social licence to operate. This new report shows that directors are acutely aware of the need for their organisations to maintain trust with stakeholders amid generally declining trust in all institutions.

Report

26 Feb 2018

This report examines the perspectives of both providers and users of library services from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Kingdom to decode the value of online library spaces and digital services from the users’ perspective while noting their behaviour and preferences as they...

Report

20 Feb 2018

This report highlights the strengths of the Australian shipbuilding industry in creating new export opportunities in the rapidly growing global maritime manufacturing market.

Report

15 Feb 2018

Creative Nation uses official, open and web data to map the creative industries in the United Kingdom, their evolution, contribution to local economic development, the strength of their support ecosystems - including research and informal networking - and their connections with each other.

Report

14 Feb 2018

Australia's love affair with clean energy and battery storage is only just beginning, with the nation on the verge of an energy storage boom, as the cost of lithium-ion batteries rapidly drops. Prices have dropped by 80% since 2010, and are tipped to halve again...

Research report

14 Feb 2018

The book publishing landscape has changed considerably in recent years, with a rise in the popularity of self-publishing, the entry and growth of new, 'fee-for-service' presses, and the availability of self-publishing platforms on booksellers’ online sites.

Commentary

13 Feb 2018

Copyright safe harbours can be a useful policy tool. They help ensure that exposure to copyright liability doesn’t inhibit socially or economically useful activity, such as developing internet infrastructure.

Journal article

12 Feb 2018

Talk of ‘platforms’ – or the ‘sharing economy’ – sometimes seems to be ubiquitous. But how significant is this model, and what kinds of policy and regulatory issues is it raising?

Journal article

12 Feb 2018

The story of LEGO's brand resurgence, and others like it about open innovation, have important implications for implementation of strategy in the public sector.

Strategy

Supercharging Indigenous business start-up and growth 2018-2028
12 Feb 2018

The Indigenous Business Sector Strategy will help more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people build sustainable businesses that will support themselves, their families and their communities.

Journal

12 Feb 2018

This edition includes contributions on issues at the heart of the new government’s policy agenda, commencing with three future-focused issues: the implications of the digital revolution, the crucial role of technology platforms in economic development, and recent efforts to enhance foresight in policy-making.

Research report

11 Feb 2018

In this annual overview of global government innovation, the OECD warns that the public sector will need a 'major course correction' to come to terms with the uncertainty posed by globalisation, rising inequality and disruptive technologies. The report argues that current government infrastructure is not...

Report

Giving customers choice, convenience and confidence
9 Feb 2018

Open Banking has the potential to transform the way in which customers use and benefit from the banking system. This final report makes fifty recommendations, on the regulatory framework, the type of banking data in scope, privacy and security safeguards for banking customers, the data...

Report

8 Feb 2018

This report provides a summary of the value of the tourism industry to the Australian economy and to communities, and the risks posed to this asset by climate change. It also describe how the industry can play an important part in the vital transition to...

Report

5 Feb 2018

AI, robotics and other forms of smart automation have the potential to bring great economic benefits, contributing up to $15 trillion to global GDP by 2030 according to this analysis. This extra wealth will also generate the demand for many jobs, but there are also...