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Professor Rachel Parker

QUT Business School,
Management

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Name
Professor Rachel Parker
Position(s)
Director, Centre of METS Business Innovation
QUT Business School,
Management
Professor
QUT Business School,
Management
Discipline *
Business and Management
Phone
+61 7 3138 1754
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD (University of Queensland), LLB(Hons) (University of Queensland), BA (University of Queensland)

Keywords

Global Production Networks, Industry Development, Innovation Policy, Power Relations In Global Markets, Regional Development, Technology Policy

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

My research focuses on the institutional foundations of innovation and industrial competitiveness and power relations in global production networks. My work has contributed to understandings of the way in which Australian and international policy environments affect industrial development and transformation. Recent projects focus on power relations in global value chains and how they affect the ability of Australian firms to negotiate value for their products and services and to compete in global markets.

My publications appear in leading international journals in the field including Economic Geography, Regional Studies, Industrial and Corporate Change, Environment and Planning A, Organization Studies, Political Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Work, Employment and Society.  My top ten publications are in the top ten percent most influential journals in the field (SCOPUS). My research has been funded through seven ARC Grants (including 3 ARC Discovery Grants as lead Chief Investigator). In addition to academic publications, my research on industrial innovation has been published in the Australia Higher Education Supplement and The Conversation.

in 2015 I was invited to appear as an expert witness before the Senate Economic References Committee inquiry into Australia’s innovation system. I have worked as a consultant/advisor on knowledge transfer activities for several public organisations and was a member of the economic development panel of the ATN/GO8 research impact trial. I have played a role in university research policy as Assistant Dean (Research) QUT Business School and previously as Dean Research Development, Division Research and Commercialisation at QUT.

  • Global production network analysis
  • Power relations in global markets
  • Innovation and technology policy
  • Industry development and technological change
  • Knowledge economy
  • Comparative business systems
  • Regional innovation systems
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Teaching

Teaching Interests

  • Technology and innovation management
  • Entrepreneurship
This information has been contributed by Professor Rachel Parker.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Leveraging R&D for the Australian Built Environment
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP110200256
Start year
2012
Keywords
R&D Impact; Australian Built Environment Industry; Technology Diffusion; R&D Trends
Title
Capturing Value on the Margins of the Global Knowledge Economy
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP1093222
Start year
2010
Keywords
Industry Competitiveness; Global Production Networks; Economic Geography; Labour Process; Political Economy; Work Organisation
Title
Maximising Diffusion of Innovative Products on Public Infrastructure Projects: A Qualitative Management Study of Open Innovation Systems.
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0990553
Start year
2009
Keywords
Innovation; Infrastructure Projects; Knowledge Transfer; Construction Industry; Industry Development; Industry Policy;
Title
Managing Innovation in Temporary Projects Within the Creative Industries
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
SR059002
Start year
2007
Keywords
Title
A Comparative Study of Knowledge Transfer Systems and Their Contribution to Knowledge Transfer and Diffusion, Innovation and Socioeconomic Transformation
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0776386
Start year
2007
Keywords
Knowledge Transfer; Innovation; Industry and Regional Policy; Technology Diffusion; Industry Development; Regional Economic Transformation
Title
ARC Centre of Excellence - Australian Creative Innovation System
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
SR0590002
Start year
2005
Keywords
Creative Industries; Digital Content; Creative Workforce; Intellectual Property; Innovation; International Creative Markerts

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