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The Innovation Systems of Australia and Korea in the FTA Era: Deepening Linkages to Promote the Diffusion on Innovation

Project Member(s): Dalton, B., Clarke, T.

Funding or Partner Organisation: The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT - Australia Korea Foundation)

Start year: 2015

Summary: The recent conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Australia and Korea presents many new opportunities. One is to leverage our existing linkages to promote Australia and Korea's economic prosperity. To realize this goal much will depend on developing Australia and Korea¿s systems of innovation in ways that strengthen each economy¿s global competitiveness. For innovation to lead to commercial outcomes that maximise competitiveness and productivity, businesses need to collaborate with other businesses across international supply chains, and with international researchers in universities and research agencies. This project will bring together key Australian and Korean industry players, policy makers and researchers to update and compare the national innovation policy and systems and to generate a network and resources that will be of direct benefit to Australian and Korean industry. The research work will be lead by Clarke and Dalton and the colloquium will be hosted by the Seoul based Australia Chamber of Commerce and the Centre for Australian Studies, Yonsei University.


Clarke, T 2018, 'Innovation in the Asia Pacific', Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 1-328.
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Keywords: australia, korea, innovation

FOR Codes: Business and Management, Technological and Organisational Innovation, International business