Performance of Private Equity-backed IPOs in Australia

17th July 2010. This report, by the the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) examines how Australian Private Equity -backed IPOs perform relative to non-PE-backed IPOs. The evidence presented in this study suggests that, contrary to many anecdotal reports, PE-backed stocks do not consistently underperform compared to the non-PE-backed stocks, but in fact perform better, […]

Cloud and the Future of Business: From Costs to Innovation

During 2010 and 2011, academics from The Outsourcing Unit, Department of Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science wrote a series of reports on the key features of cloud computing and its likely short and long term developmental trends. Over 1000 business and IT executives were surveyed, representing cloud providers, system integrators […]

Measuring ICT-led Business Innovation - ABS March 2011

Measuring ICT-led Business Innovation – ABS March 2011

This research investigates the hypothesis that there is a relationship between the intensity of the use of information and communications technology (ICT) by businesses, and innovation. Innovation refers to product, process, organisational and marketing innovations, as defined in the OECD Guidelines for Collecting and Interpreting Innovation Data (2005). To estimate the relationship between business ICT […]

Australian Government National Broadband Network Inquiry – Industry Submissions

15th March 2011. The National Broadband Network inquiry undertaken by the Australian Government House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications in Canberra, which is due to report by the end of August 2011, called for industry submissions as part of the process. This inquiry is focused on how the NBN will be utilised […]

NBN Independent Review – Exec Summary of Caliburn Report Released

14th Feb 2011. The Australian Government today released an independent assessment of NBN Co’s Corporate Plan which reviewed NBN Co’s key assumptions for the National Broadband Network (NBN). Only the executive summary has been released, a brief, 6 page document. Click here to read the report Press commentary of the report is mixed: “Caliburn report […]

Australian IT Innovation Council Strategic Plan Update

Australian Information Technology Innovation Council Strategic Plan Update – January 2011

The Information Technology Innovation Council was announced by Senator the Hon Kim Carr on 5 May 2009 in recognition of the leading role that IT plays across all sectors of our economy and its ability to enable innovation which can transform existing industries, create new ones and enhance Australia’s productivity and competitiveness. The Council which […]

Independent Econometric Analysis of the Innovation Investment Fund

1 Jan 2011. In 2010 Professor Gordon Murray and his colleagues Professor Marc Cowling and Dr Weixi Liu were contracted by the Department to undertake an econometric analysis of the Innovation Investment Fund (IIF) program. Professor Murray is an international expert in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital and along with Professor Cowling (an experienced econometrician) has […]

Corp Governance Principles 2010 Amendments ASX 2010

Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations with 2010 Amendments – ASX 2010

Corporate governance is, “the framework of rules, relationships, systems and processes within and by which authority is exercised and controlled in corporations”. It encompasses the mechanisms by which companies, and those in control, are held to account. Corporate governance influences how the objectives of the company are set and achieved, how risk is monitored and […]

Innovation – New Thinking New Directions – AIGroup October 2010

Several important aspects of current practice in Australian innovation were revealed by the Al Group Innovation Survey. A substantial proportion of survey respondents (75%) have introduced new products or services in the past year, and over 80% have undertaken business process innovation. Half of all firms have made significant efforts to change the business culture […]