Australia has an internationalisation, not an innovation and R&D problem

Burgers, Henri & Glavas, Charmaine (2016) Australia has an internationalisation, not an innovation and R&D problem. Conversations, September(19).

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s innovation agenda is being questioned again after both the Coalition and Labor agreed to make cuts to Australia’s R&D tax incentive. Investors say the tax incentive is critical in encouraging startups to channel funds into innovative technology. Yet, international comparisons consistently show Australia does not have an innovation problem, it has an internationalisation problem. The top ten R&D spenders globally each invest about A$10 billion per year on R&D. Imagine if these companies were only active in the Australian market. It would have been impossible for them to reach the same level of innovation. Research shows companies who are more internationalised are more innovative and perform better. The recently released Global Innovation Index Report shows that winning at innovation requires joining the global marketplace to find new users for your products, services and technologies and to gain knowledge helping you to further innovate.

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ID Code: 99553
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Internationalisation, Innovation, Australia
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Conversation Media Group
Deposited On: 27 Sep 2016 05:05
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2016 21:52

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