The roll-out of information and communications technology (ICT) across the Australian and international economy has been apparent for many years. However, understanding the economic relationship between ICT and its impact has been difficult. The Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) has published a number of reports dealing with the links between ICT, […]
Innovation is a key driver of productivity and economic growth, particularly for advanced economies such as Australia. Innovation drives the creation of new businesses and sectors and revitalises existing industries. Problem solving, creative ideas and new technologies are also vital to meeting the social and environmental challenges we face as a nation – from population […]
Report : 2007 Corporate Australia Innovation Index Fujitsu Australia ACA Research, on behalf of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand, surveyed 271 organisations across all industries in Australia and New Zealand to deliver the very latest business innovation barometer for our region: the Fujitsu Innovation Index 2007. Overall, the region’s 2007 innovation performance remains at approximately […]
Much of the rise in living standards is due to innovation — this has been the case since the Industrial Revolution. Today, innovative performance is a crucial factor in determining competitiveness and national progress. Moreover, innovation is important to help address global challenges, such as climate change and sustainable development. But it is the application […]
Report : 2007 BITS Incubators Annual Report 2005-06 DCITA Now called the Information and Communications Technology Incubators Program (ICTIP), but this program is still known to most people as the BITS (Building on IT Strengths) Incubator Program. This is the govenments own “annual report” into the state of this program, so naturally you won’t find […]
Global Science Technology Industry Outlook – Several years of economic growth have benefited investment in science, technology and innovation. Although the pace of growth has varied across the main OECD regions, business investment has increased and consumer spending has rebounded overall, most notably in the United States. This has increased demand for innovative products, processes and […]
2006 NSW Government Innovation Statement Based almost to the letter on recommendations in a report by academic Jonathan West (see here) the Innovation Statement continues to provide a framework for the NSW Government’s strategies and actions related to innovation. An innovation department is located inside the NSW Department of State & Regional Development.
Report : 2006 Economic Impact of Private Equity AVCAL PWC This 2006 report by PWC & sponsored by AVCAL, studies the economic impact of Private Equity. Including cases studies, it provides a good introduction to the private equity industry. Reported benefits include employment, innovation, management, investment, governance and profits.
2006 Submission to the Productivity Commission on effect of recent ICT Policies DCITA This 2006 report is a submission by DCITA to the Productivity Commission’s research study into public support for science and innovation. It provides a good overview of the role of ICT in innovation and productivity, and of DCITA’s policies & activities to […]
Services make up around 70% of the Queensland economy, with three out of four employed Queenslanders currently working in a services industry. Over the past decade, almost all employment growth in OECD countries has occurred in the services sector, as new competitive strengths, including lower-wage workforces, have emerged in rapidly developing countries such as India […]