About our event

 Join Professor Ashish Arora from Duke University as he discusses despite sustained increases in the quantity of scientific knowledge, productivity growth in advanced economies has stagnated.

Arora's research suggests that this paradox may be due to the steady withdrawal of many, though not all, large established firms from basic research.

This withdrawal has made them less capable of directly using the scientific discoveries from universities, even as inventions become ever more reliant upon science.

This event is organised by the Centre for Transformative Innovation at Swinburne.

About our speaker

Ashish Arora is the Senior Associate Dean for Strategy and Rex D. Adams Professor of Business Administration at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. 

His research focuses on the economics of technology and technical change. Arora's research has included the study of technology intensive industries such as software, biotechnology and chemicals, the economics of information security, and the role of patents and licensing in promoting technology startups.

He has studied the rise of the software industry and the pharmaceutical industry in emerging economies. His current research focuses on the management of intellectual property and licensing in corporations, and innovation based entrepreneurship. 

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