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Australian Business Foundation


Urban informatics: research and insights for libraries, cultural industries and innovation systems

Over less than a decade, we have witnessed a seismic shift in the way knowledge is produced and exchanged. This is opening up new opportunities for civic and community engagement, entrepreneurial behaviour, sustainability initiatives and creative practices. It also has the potential to create fresh...

Inside the innovation matrix - finding the hidden human dimensions

This project seeks to understand the transformative power of innovation by exposing the hidden intricacies of individuals, their networks and their interactions – the human dimensions of innovation.The latest research project from the Australian Business Foundation delves into the human kaleidoscope of innovation. Going well...

The reality of innovation unzipped: An investigation in middle market Australia

The middle market companies in this study clearly believe that innovation will energise business growth. And when implemented well, they believe that innovation will be a driving force to achieve profit and sustain value. The study captured the obstacles as well as the opportunities from...

Innovation and the knowledge economy in Australia

The conventional view of the knowledge economy based on high technology industries and frontier technologies, like biotech and nanotechnology, presents an incomplete picture. Don't overlook the significance of low and medium technology industries in services and manufacturing (eg. food processing, transport, financial services, timber and...

National innovation systems: Finland, Sweden and Australia compared - leanings for Australia

Göran Roos, Lisa Fernström and Oliver Gupta compare the innovation systems of Finland, Sweden and Australia, and identify policy options for improving Australia's innovation capacity.