Projects

What women want: Unravelling the factors underlying women's financial decision-making behaviour

By the time women retire, they are generally worse off financially than men.

This national study is the first to measure the impact of underlying factors that explain rather than describe the financial decision making behaviour of women, and how financial decision making and economic outcomes for women might be improved.

This research project is funded by the Australian Research Council (Discovery Project DP110103808, 2011-2013).

Key people

The Innovation Commons: How Australian industries are pooling innovation resources and why this matters

Common pooling of resources for innovation is an emerging phenomenon in several Australian industries.

This project seeks to explain why this is occurring, using insights from economic theory, and how pooling is harnessed for wider public good.

This research project is funded by the Australian Research Council (Future Fellowship FT120100509, 2012-2016).

Key people

The games and the wider interactive entertainment industry in Australia: an inquiry into sources of innovation

Games and interactive entertainment are flagship digital industries of the present and future which no advanced economy and digitally enabled society can afford not to engage with.

Apart from their evident popularity, and proven growth and export potential, they have provided many models and templates for educational technology. The project will assist the local games and interactive entertainment sector to source international good practice models, to identify potentially new sources of innovation, such as arts practices not traditionally associated with these industries, and contribute a richly detailed case study providing evidence for why the creative industries should be an integral part of the national innovation system.

This research project is funded by the Australian Research Council (Linkage Project LP100200056, 2010-2013).

Key people

  • Jason Potts
  • John Banks
  • Stuart Cunningham
  • Nicholas Herd
  • Ronald Feeney
  • Karen Pearlman (Administered by QUT)
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