Dr Vanessa

Dr Vanessa Ratten

Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

La Trobe Business School

Department of Management and Marketing

Room 361 Martin Building, Melbourne (Bundoora)

Research centres

Centre for Sport and Social Impact


PhD (University of Queensland)



Area of study


Brief profile

Vanessa Ratten is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Department of Management, La Trobe Business School at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. She teaches Entrepreneurial Business Planning, Managing Innovation in Organisations and Entrepreneurship. She has previously been on the business faculty of Duquesne University, the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Deakin University. She has won a Vice Chancellors award for community engagement with innovation and entrepreneurship programs. She has a PhD from the UQ Business School at the University of Queensland, which focused on the role of organisational learning in an alliance context in the Information and Communication Technology industry. She is on the editorial board of the European Management Journal, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, International Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Journal of Public Policy and Entrepreneurship and the International Journal of Cloud Computing and Applications.Her research focuses on sport entrepreneurship, technology innovation and management.


Recent publications

For publications please see: http://latrobe.academia.edu/VanessaRatten https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vanessa_Ratten