Innovation is a key driver for socio-economic development of regions. Public and private organisations require innovation to improve their performance and in turn influence regional development.
Innovation is instrumental in creating sustainable development related technologies and processes. Innovation is not an isolated process; it requires the interaction of diverse actors and creates positive synergies between them.
- Areas of ResearchLearn about our research focus areas and supervision expertise
Innovation supports regional and national socio-economic development.
Innovation allows firms, organisations and regions to create competitive advantages.
The ability to create innovative sustainable advantages may be the difference between failure and success in this complex world.
Innovation is not an isolated process and requires the study of diverse actors to understand how their interactions influence positive outputs and allows the sharing of economic scarce resources in order to develop productive National/Regional innovation systems.
Research in innovation permeates through to different levels (Firms, Regional and National).
- ResearchersMeet our academic research leaders
Dr Graciela Corral de Zubielqui
Dr Allan O’Connor
- Resource management for innovation purpose
- Innovation network, collaboration and knowledge transfer for innovation purpose
- Intellectual property
- Innovation Management in SMEs
- Business models and strategic organisational design for innovation
- Innovation performance and strategic intellectual capital management
- Growth through innovation and the absorptive capacity and dynamic capabilities for innovation
Dr Scott Gordon
- Innovative approaches to sustainable development
- Innovations in sustainable development related technologies and processes
- Network dynamics and governance
- Development of expertise
- Interactions between opportunity discovery & exploitation
- PhD Student ResearchersMeet our student researchers and enquire about joining the group
Supervisors: Noel Lindsay and Allan O’Connor
PhD topic: “Using the systems’ functional dynamics concept to think about innovation: iPod as a case study.”
Become a PhD student with our group
We are actively seeking prospective PhD students to study with us and contribute to our understanding of this important field.
The University of Adelaide understands the importance of encouraging and nurturing the next generation of researchers.
- External CollaboratorsExplore opportunities for industry and professional collaboration
The University of Adelaide understands the importance of collaborative research and strong partnerships with industry and professionals in today's global market.
We view these interactions as essential elements in advancing the University's research and teaching objectives as well as adding value to you as our partners.
The Faculty of the Professions is renowned for its academic diversity and is home to some of the most respected and eminent researchers at the University of Adelaide.
Within the ECIC our commitment to innovation, collaboration and a culture of forward thinking helps to influence the world we live in. Our collaborative research activities span across government, business and community groups.
Our under-pinning philosophy of research partnerships is to match your community needs and business opportunities with the resources and expertise of our Faculty. The expertise and knowledge of our academic staff, who are specialists in their fields, present great opportunities for organisations to grow and to make decisive contributions that can influence strategic agendas and operational frameworks.