Australian Innovation Research Centre

PhD Completions

The AIRC congratulates our PhD candidates on attaining their Research Higher Degrees:

Peter Georgelas
Title: "A narrative policy analysis of the Tasmanian Community Grants Program"
Commenced: 01 December 2009
Supervisors: Professor David Adams, Professor Ian Marsh
Status: Doctorate awarded, June 2015

Ben Wills
Title: "Supply chain innovation within alternative agri-food networks"
Commenced: 18 August 2009
Supervisors: Professor Jonathan West, Professor David McNeil (Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture)
Status: Doctorate awarded, December 2014

Kim Backhouse
Title: "How does Board conduct in Australia hinder or promote innovation within the Australian financial sector (in particular, the superannuation industry"
Commenced: 15 November 2006
Supervisors: Professor Jonathan West, Dr Iain Montgomery
Status: Doctorate awarded, December 2014

Julia Crozier
Title: "Innovation in Tourism - the role of Meaning"
Commenced: 1 February 2007
Supervisors: Professor Jonathan West, Dr John Byrom, Dr Celmara Pocock (University of Queensland)
Status: Doctorate awarded, August 2012

Eric Iversen
Title: "Industrial dynamics and the changing patent system - exploring the institutional dimension of changing technological and market regimes"
Commenced: 14 March 2006
Supervisors: Professor Keith Smith, Professor Jonathan West
Status: Doctorate awarded, December 2011

Nasser Refaei
Title: "Implications of innovative economic activities for logistics requirements from a transport perspective: The case of Tasmania"
Commenced: 3 April 2006
Supervisors: Professor Michael Hess, Professor Keith Smith
Status: Doctorate awarded, February 2010

Colin Jones
Title: "The process of knowledge creation in small place-based firms"
Commenced: 10 September 2002
Supervisors: Professor Jonathan West, Dr Denise Faifua
Status: Doctorate awarded, December 2009

Doug Fraser
Title: "Employers' propensity to invest in skills development - An analysis of the contributions of economic, perceptual and organisational factors to decision-making"
Commenced: 16 July 2005
Supervisors: Professor Michael Hess, Professor Jonathan West
Status: Doctorate awarded, December 2009