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The theme of this research centre is ‘Innovative Practice’. Innovation in the context of a research centre can be defined as creating something new and original that has a significant impact on an organisation and the profession.

Although innovation in the past has often been associated with new product development, the term ‘innovation’ can include: approaches to developing new and better services; better operational execution through improved processes; and better understanding of customers and markets. It is this broader view of innovation that is the focus of our centre.

Our mission

  • integrate and develop existing research aligned to innovative practice under one unit;
  • support junior researchers through mentoring and collaborative projects;
  • develop an international network of researchers related to innovative practice;
  • collaborate on external funding opportunities;
  • develop links with organisations and professional bodies;
  • host visiting academics, conferences and research workshops and seminars; and
  • involve research students via workshops and seminars.


Our centre draws upon expertise from across the Faculty of Business and Law. Areas of specific interest include: networks and innovation; the use of information technology in innovation; personal innovation and its relationship with organisational innovation; innovation in tourism; innovative research processes; and corporate social responsibility.

We welcome discussions with industry and government and the development of joint projects.


Professor Craig Standing
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5545

Professor Ross Dowling OAM
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5891

Centre for Innovative Practice

Centre for Innovative Practice
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