Entrepreneurship and Innovation


This specialisation encompasses the work of academics working in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. There has been growing recognition of the importance of taking an entrepreneurial approach to business and this specialisation focuses on the linkage between entrepreneurship and performance taking into account both profit and not-for-profit, and government, perspectives.

The role of innovation in society is a key focus of this specialisation as it encompasses creativity and emerging thought leadership. Both large multinationals in addition to small businesses are examined  using local, regional and international examples.

The areas of Entrepreneurship studied include:

  • Technological Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Financing
  • New Venture Creation
  • Family Business
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Indigenous Entrepreneurship
  • Gender Issues in Entrepreneurship
  • Sport Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • Entrepreneurial Universities
  • Entrepreneurial States
  • Institutional Entrepreneurship
  • Transition Economies Entrepreneurship

The key areas of Innovation examined include:

  • Technological Innovation
  • Social Innovation
  • Crowdfunding
  • Leadership and Innovation
  • Sport Innovation
  • Regional Innovation
  • Cultural Innovation
  • Cloud Computing
  • Creativity and Improvisation

Innovation is analysed using a comparative approach to bring in different perspectives of business practice to engage in topical debates about future managerial relevance.

An interdisciplinary perspective of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is taken to link creativity with arts, business, science, media, journalism, technology, sociology, law, engineering and health. The specialisation encompasses education research, business practices and governmental drivers that affect Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

If you are interested in finding out more about our research interests, or wish to get in touch, please contact Associate Professor Vanessa Ratten.