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Researcher: O'Brien, KR (Mr Kieran O'Brien)

Fields of Research

Innovation and Technology Management
Public Economics- Public Choice
Cross-Sectional Analysis
Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation

Research Objectives

Technological and Organisational Innovation
Industry Policy
Economic Growth
Microeconomics
Public Sector Productivity
Wood Sawing and Veneer
Education and Training

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A Profile of Research and Development Activity in the Tasmanian Economy: A Report for the Department of State Growth
A Profile of Research and Development and Innovation in the Tasmanian Economy: Report for the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Data on Small Business Internet Usage in Tasmania: Report from the 2011 Baseline Survey
Data on the digital economy in Tasmania: Report from the 2010 Tasmanian Innovation Census
Diversifying Tasmania's Economy: Analysis and Options
Errors in the Interpretation of Innovation: Results from an Innovation Survey in Australia; 7th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Export and innovation indicators for priority sectors in Tasmania
Export and innovation indicators for priority sectors in Tasmania: Report from the 2010 Tasmanian Innovation Census
Firm Openness and Innovation: the Impact of External and Internal Investments on Innovation Performance in Australian Businesses; 5th Multidisciplinary Academic Conference
Growth, Skills and innovation in the Tasmanian industrial structure: key changes over time and potential for future growth
How Firm Managers Understand Innovation: Implications for the Design of Innovation Surveys; Handbook of Innovation Indicators and Measurement
Innovating the innovation indicators
Innovation in Australian Businesses: How often, how much and what impact?
Innovation in Difficult Times: Results of the 2010 Tasmanian Innovation Census
Innovation in Tasmania An Innovation Census in an Australian State
Innovation Metrics for Australia
Innovation Mode Persistence in a Low-Tech Regional Economy; 2014 International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Americas Innovation Forum
Is newest always best? firm-level evidence to challenge a focus on high-capability technological (product or process) innovation; Economics of Innovation and New Technology
Lessons from high capability innovators: innovation in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry
Lessons from High Capability Innovators: Results from the 2013 Tasmanian Innovation Census
Measuring Innovation in the Australian Public Sector
Nature of Innovation in the Northern Tasmania Region
New Evidence on the Frequency, Impacts and Costs of Activities to Develop Innovations in Australian Businesses: Results from a 2015 Pilot Survey
Regulatory Burden for Smaller Businesses in Tasmania: Report from the 2011 Baseline Survey
Revealing hidden innovation: patterns of external innovation investment in Australian businesses; Technology Innovation Management Review
Structure, Business Demographics and Innovation in Burnie
Structure, Business Demographics and Innovation in Tasmanian Manufacturing
Supply-Side Determinants of Energy Consumption and Efficiency (ECE) Innovations; XXII ISPIM Conference
Supply-side determinants of energy consumption and efficiency (ECE) innovations; Journal of Business Chemistry
Technical and Methodological Issues for the 2013 Tasmanian Innovation Census
Technical and Methodological Issues in the Tasmanian Innovation Census
Technological and Methodological Issues for the 2010 Tasmanian Innovation Census
The Evolution of Subject Approaches to Innovation Measurement, and Implications for New Innovation Indicators
The Impact of Hidden Innovation Investment in Australian Businesses: Evidence from a 2015 Survey; Innovation Summit: Changing the Innovation Landscape
The Tasmanian Sawn-hardwood Timber Industry: Capacity for Innovation in the Face of Dynamic Industry and Market Change
‘It’s not all about government, business managers can foster innovation too’

Research Projects

Measuring Innovation Project; Department of Employment (DEm)
Structure, Business Demographics and Innovation in Tasmanian Manufacturing; Cradle Coast Authority (CCAU)
A data profile of R&D in Tasmanian firms, using data from the Tasmanian Innovation Census
Baseline survey of the cost of administrative and regulatory compliance to Tasmanian businesses and the level of engagement of Tasmanian businesses with Digital Economy
Developing a Framework for a Place-Based Approach to Economic Diversification in Tasmania
Export and Innovation Indicators Extension Project
Exports and innovation indicators for priority sectors in Tasmania
Frequency, Costs and Impacts of Innovation in Australia
Indicators for the digital economy
Innovation in the Burnie Region
National Innovation System Metrics Project
Nature of Innovation in the Northern Tasmania Region
Profile of Research & Development and Innovation in Tasmania
Public Sector Innovation Measurement
Tasmanian Innovation Census Research Project
Timber Research Project

Research Candidate Supervision