Improving Collaboration & Innovation between Industry and Business Schools

The latest volume of the Academic Leadership Series has been published by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand:

Guthrie, J., Evans, E. and Burritt, R. (eds.), (2017) Improving Collaboration & Innovation between Industry and Business Schools in Australia, Academic Leadership Series, Vol. 8, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, pp. 111.

The publication also contains the following articles amongst others:

Burritt, R., Guthrie, J., Evans, E. and Christ, K. (2017) ‘Expanding Collaboration between Industry and Business Faculties in Australia’, CAANZ Academic Leadership Series, Vol. 8: 9- 26.

Christ, K. and Burritt, R (2017) ‘Academic Reflections on the Academic Research–Practitioner Gap: The Way Forward for Enhanced Collaboration’ CAANZ Academic Leadership Series, Vol. 8: 40-50.

The latest edition discusses how to overcome the barriers that prevent universities and industry working together and explores the opportunities to create meaningful change through knowledge exchange and developing relationships.
With innovation, the key to surviving in a disrupted world, the role of university–industry collaboration in innovation cannot be overlooked. Yet, Australia and New Zealand lag behind other countries when it comes to cooperation between industry and business schools, as identified by the OECD in a recent study, which placed Australia and New Zealand close to the bottom in a ranking of countries in which firms collaborate with universities.
In Australia, higher education invests billions of dollars in research and has a capable workforce supported by skills, knowledge and infrastructure. Business schools have significant expertise in research, but they are often disconnected from the challenges facing industry, public sector, NGO and the wider society. The future requires an approach based on innovation in management, finance and accounting, technology and other business disciplines. How can this be achieved? The contributions featured in this volume aim to generate discussion and debate that stimulates fresh ideas and new and enhanced collaborations and further innovation.

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