Fostering enterprise: the innovation and skills nexus: research readings

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Author: Curtin, Penelope; Stanwick, John; Beddie, Francesca


The main impetus for the interest in innovation is that it is seen to improve productivity at the firm level and therefore improved economic prosperity and living standards. This edited volume was commissioned by the Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) to provide an overview of a variety of examinations of innovation from different perspectives. Some of the main themes running throughout the book are: the reasons for firms innovating; the skills required for innovation; and how innovation and skills development is supported by the training system, the firm...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Innovation; Economics; Performance; Skills and knowledge; Workforce development

Keywords: Productivity; Economic factor; Skill development; Human capital

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2011

Physical description: 160 p.

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ISBN: 9781921809842 (print); 9781921809835 (web)

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 103.23

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