Australian Innovation Research Centre

Paul Robertson

Paul Robertson

Professor Paul Robertson

Honorary Fellow

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Paul Robertson is an Honorary Fellow with the AIRC.  He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1972, and lectured in economic history for more than twenty years at Boston University, the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced Studies and the University of Melbourne. He subsequently shifted his research interests to technology, innovation and strategic management and joined the University of New South Wales.  Professor Robertson retired in 2005 from a professorial role in the Graduate School of Management at Griffith University in Brisbane.  From 2002 to 2005, he was closely associated with PILOT, a European Commission–funded project that investigated the technology management practices of medium- and low-technology firms in the European Union.  He has published sixty books and articles including Firms, Markets and Economic Change: A Dynamic Theory of Business Institutions, which he co-authored with Richard N. Langlois (Routledge, 1995).  He has also edited or co-edited Authority and Control in Modern Industry (1999) and Resources, Technology and Strategy (2000), both published by Routledge, and a series of three volumes on Alternative Theories of the Firm (Edward Elgar, 2002).  He was co-guest editor of an issue of Managerial and Decision Economics (Pandian and Robertson, 2003).