Skills and capabilities for Australian enterprise innovation

Stuart Cunningham, Max Theilacker, Peter Gahan, Victor Callan, Al Rainnie

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Australia needs an innovative, agile and creative workforce with the skills and capabilities to secure its future productivity. This report aims to fill a significant gap in Australia’s understanding of innovation, in particular how diverse skills and capabilities—especially technical and non-technical skills—work together in enterprises to foster innovation. Specifically, this report: 1. investigates the extent to which technical and non-technical skills underpin the different forms of innovation (technological, operational or process, product and marketing) 2. examines how innovative Australian enterprises identify, manage and build technical and non-technical skills and capabilities, and how the interaction of these skills and capabilities meets innovation challenges 3. explores the potential for industry, education and government responses to promote optimal investment in human skills and capabilities that support enterprise innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAustralian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA)
Number of pages140
ISBN (Print)9780994373830
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


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