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Professor Beth Webster

Director, Centre for Transformative Innovation
PhD, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; Master of Economics, Monash University, Australia; Bachelor of Economics (hons), Monash University, Australia

Biography

Professor Beth Webster is the Director of the Centre for Transformative Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology. She is also Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research Impact and Policy.  

She holds a B. Economics and M. Economics (Monash University) and a PhD in economics (University of Cambridge). She has authored over 100 articles on the economics of innovation and firm performance and has been published in RAND Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Law & Economics, Cambridge Journal of Economics and Research Policy. She has been appointed to a number of committees including the Lomax-Smith Base funding Review; CEDA Advisory Council; the Advisory Council for Intellectual Property; Board Member, European Policy for Intellectual Property Association; and Board Member, Asia Pacific Innovation Network.

Research interests

economics; Innovation; R&D policy; Firm performance; Productivity; Intellectual property policy; Industry dynamics; Knowledge spillovers; Markets for technology

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.

Further information

Publications

Also published as: Webster, Beth; Webster, B.; Webster, Elizabeth; Webster, E.
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2016

pre-2010

Recent research grants awarded

  • 2016: Data Linking, Matching & Cleaning Services *; IP Australia
  • 2015: Conduct innovation policy research. Research Agreement between UniMelb and SUT Deed of Novation *; Department of Industry and Science
  • 2015: Data Linking, Matching & Cleaning Service *; IP Australia
  • 2015: Geographical Indications project *; IP Australia
  • 2015: Innovation Policy Research *; University of Melbourne (for Contracts)
  • 2015: Skill-related determinants of innovation activity: Australian Evidence from the BLS *; Australian Council of Learned Academies
  • 2015: The efficiency of the Global Patent System *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
  • 2015: Trademark Equivalents *; IP Australia
  • 2015: Use of ABS firm level data in policy research *; Department of Industry and Science
  • 2015: Validation of export sales of Trade Mission program *; Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources Fund Scheme
  • 2014: Relationship of firm innovation and performance on the role of government *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme

* Chief Investigator


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