Innovation is crucial for international competitiveness and wealth creation. Consequently, the innovation and technology management group focuses on research geared at assisting governments and firms in developing effective strategies and policies for technological and service innovation. Research topics in this area include: innovation management, technology management, technology adoption, technology transfer, R&D management, inter-organisational networks, and service innovation.

Current research includes

  • High- speed broadband and innovation capability in firms: collaborators: Flinders University - Dr Giselle Rampersad, University of Adelaide - Prof Ralf Zurbrugg and Dr Indrit Troshani.

  • Innovation Management using information technolgies. Collaborators: Flinders University - Dr Giselle Rampersad, University of Adelaide - Dr Indrit Troshani and Dr Carolin Plewa, Flinders Partners - Mr Anthony Francis.
  • National Innovation Systems: Technology Management/E-Government in Saudi Arabia. Collaborators: Flinders University - Dr Robert Goodwin, Dr Giselle Rampersad, Mr Ibrahim Alhamdi, Mr Mohammad Alzahrani, Ms Rowa Barashi and Ms Amal Alshardan.
  • Technology Management/E-Government in Indonesia: Flinders University - Dr Robert Goodwin, Dr Giselle Rampersad, Mr Ali Hanafiah.

People

  • Dr Giselle Rampersad: Principal Investigator and Contact Person
  • Mr Ibrahim Alhamdi: PhD Candidate
  • Mr Mohammad Alzahrani: PhD Candidate
  • Mr Ali Hanafiah: PhD Candidate and ALA Scholar
  • Ms Rowa Barashi: PhD Candidate
  • Ms Amal Alshardan: PhD Candidate

Papers since 2007

  • Plewa, C., Baaken, T., Macpherson, G., Korff, N., Johnson, C. and Rampersad, G.C. (2013). The Evolution of University-Industry Linkages: A Framework. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. Forthcoming.
  • Rampersad, G.C. and Jarvis, J. (2013). Developing innovation skills through work-integrated learning. Global Perspective on Engineering Management. Forthcoming.
  • Troshani, I., Plewa, C., Francis, A. and Rampersad, G.C. (2012). Technology adoption and performance impact in innovation domains. Industrial Management and Data Systems, 112(5), pp.748-765.
  • Rampersad, G.C., Troshani, I. and Plewa, C. (2012). IOS adoption in innovation networks: A case study. Industrial Management and Data Systems, 112(9), pp.1366-1382.
  • Alghamdi, I., Goodwin, R. and Rampersad, G.C. (2012). Evaluation of Organizational E-Government Readiness in the Public Sector. International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications.
  • Rampersad, G.C., Plewa, C. and Troshani, I. (2012). Investigating the use of information technology in managing innovation: A case study from a university technology transfer office. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 29 (3), pp.3-21.
  • Troshani, I., Rampersad, G.C. and Wickramasinghe, N. (2012). Managing SaaS risk in higher education organisations: A case study. International Journal of E-Business Research.
  • Rampersad, G.C. and Troshani, I. (2012). High-Speed Broadband: Assessing its Social Impact. Industrial Management and Data Systems, 113(4).
  • Fradley, K., Troshani, I. and Rampersad, G.C. (2012). An Organizing Vision Perspective on Green IS Development. In International Conference on Information Systems. International Conference on Information Systems.Orlando, USA, 15-19 December
  • Patel, F., Sooknanan, P., Rampersad, G.C. and Mundkur, A. (2012). Information Technology, Development and Social Change. New York: Routledge.
  • Patel, F., Rampersad, G.C. and Sooknanan, P. (2012). Diffusing the innovation divide in international development and redressing the injustices of modernity. In F Patel, P Sooknanan, G Rampersad & A Mundkur, ed. Information Technology, Development and Social Change. New York, USA: Routledge, pp. 3-15. [online]. Available from: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415502689/.
  • Rampersad, G.C. (2012). Empowering Communities: A Holistic Approach for Innovation. In F Patel, P Sooknanan, G Rampersad & A Mundkur, ed. Information Technology, Development and Social Change. New York, USA: Routledge, pp. 24-38. [online]. Available from: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415502689/.
  • Alghamdi, I.A.A., Goodwin, R.D. and Rampersad, G.C. (2011). E-Government Readiness Assessment for Government Organizations in Developing Countries. Computer and Information Science, 4(3), pp. 1366-1382.
  • Troshani, I., Rampersad, G.C. and Plewa, C. (2011). Adopting Innovation Management Software in University Innovation Commercialization. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 52(2), pp.83-92. [online]. Available from: http://search.proquest.com/docview/923303560?accountid=10910.
  • Troshani, I., Rampersad, G.C. and Plewa, C. (2011). Organisational Adoption of e-Business: The Case of an Innovation Management Tool at a University and Technology Transfer Office. International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 9(3), pp.265-282.
  • Troshani, I., Rampersad, G.C. and Wickramasinghe, N. (2011). On Cloud Nine? An Integrative Risk Management Framework for Cloud Computing. 24th Bled e-Conference. pp. 15-26. [online]. Available from: http://aisel.aisnet.org/bled2011/38.
  • Alghamdi, I.A.A., Goodwin, R.D. and Rampersad, G.C. (2011). A suggested e-government framework for assessing organizational e-readiness in developing countries. In AA Manaf, A Zeki, M Zamani, S Chuprat, E El-Qawasmeh, ed. Informatics Engineering and Information Science. ICIEIS International Conference. pp. 479-498.University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia, 14-16 November. pp. 479-498.
  • Rampersad, G.C. and Troshani, I. (2011). Bifocal technology adoption: A case study of a technology transfer tool. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS).Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia, 7 -12 July.
  • Rampersad, G.C., Quester, P.G. and Troshani, I. (2009). Managing Innovation Networks: A Cross-Industry Investigation of ICT and Nano-Bioscience Networks. Industrial Marketing Management, 39, pp.793-805.
  • Rampersad, G.C., Quester, P.G. and Troshani, I. (2010). Examining network factors?: commitment, trust, coordination and harmony. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, 25(7), pp.487-500.
  • Rampersad, G.C. (2010). Drivers of Service Innovation for "Green" Solutions:  A Conceptual Framework. In 2010 INFORMS Service Science Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 7-10 July.
  • Rampersad, G.C. and Troshani, I. (2010). Emerging trends of ICT adoption in innovation contexts: A Network Framework. In Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS). - Service Science in Information Systems Research.Taipei, Taiwan, 9-12 July. pp. 1711-1718. [online]. Available from: http://www.pacis2010.org/.
  • Rampersad, G.C. (2009). Innovation management?: managing technology and networks. Germany: VDM Verlag.
  • Rampersad, G.C., Quester, P.G. and Troshani, I. (2009). Management of networks involving technology transfer from public to private sector: a conceptual framework. International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 8(2/3), pp.121-141.
  • Rampersad, G.C., Quester, P.G. and Troshani, I. (2009). Developing and evaluating scales to assess innovation networks. Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 5(4), pp.402-420.
  • Rampersad, G.C. (2009). Do we need trust to get along? The influence of trust on harmony in networks. In Jacques-Marie Aurifeille, Clem Tisdell, Christopher Medlin, ed. Trust, Globalisation and Market Expansion. New York, USA: Nova Publishers, pp. 65-77.
  • Rampersad, G.C. (2008). Examining Key Factors for Effective Management of Innovation Networks: A Study of the ICT Industry. In 3rd International Management Conference. The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, 20-21 November.
  • Rampersad, G.C. (2008). Encouraging Creativity and Innovation in Developing Countries: Extending the Conceptual Framework. 3rd International Management Conference.The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados, 20-21 November.
  • Rampersad, G.C. (2008). Key drivers of innovation networks. In Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference. University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 01-03 December. [online]. Available from: http://www.anzmac2008.org/.
  • Rampersad, G.C., Quester, P.G. and Troshani, I. (2008). Management of Multi-sectoral Innovation Networks. In Proc. 8th International Continuous Innovation Network (CINet) Conference. Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, 09-11 September. [online]. Available from: http://www.continuous-innovation.net/Events/CINet2007/papers.html.
  • Rampersad, G.C., Quester, P.G. and Troshani, I. (2008). Managing Innovation Networks: An Exploratory Study. In Proc. Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference.University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 03-05 December
  • Rampersad, G.C., Quester, P.G. and Troshani, I. (2008). Towards More Reliable Network Scales. In Proc. Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 03-05 December. [online]. Available from: http://conferences.anzmac.org/ANZMAC2007/listByAuthor.html#R.
  • Rampersad, G.C., Quester, P.G. and Troshani, I. (2008). Network Management of Multi-Sectoral Innovation. In Proc. 23rd Industrial Marketing and Purchasing (IMP) Conference. Manchester Business School, Manchester University, United Kingdom, 30 August – 01 September.

Further information

We would be please to supply further information about our activities.  In particular, opportunities exist for high achieving postgraduates to join the program.  Please contact Dr Giselle Rampersad.