Researcher biography

Innovation management and policy

Mark Dodgson AO is Professor of Innovation Studies at UQ Business School, and Visiting Professor at Imperial College London His research interests are in the areas of corporate strategies and government policies for technology and innovation. He has previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Technical Change Centre, London (1983-85). He was Senior Fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex (1985-93), and was Professor of Management at the Australian National University (1993-2002). He was co-Founder of the National Graduate School of Management at the ANU and was its Executive Director.

Mark has authored over 100 refereed articles and book chapters, and 14 books. He has been an advisor and consultant to the European Commission and to government agencies in the US, Japan, UK, Germany, Spain, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea and South Africa, and to numerous organizations in Australia. He has been an invited participant at international conferences in over 60 countries. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Nestlé Australia Ltd, the Advisory Board of Thiess plc, and has founded or been on the Board of five start-ups, including most recently: Behaviour Innovation Pty Ltd, and The Playful Work Company.

Mark is a member of the Editorial Board of eight academic journals. He writes a regular blog on entrepreneurship and universities for the World Economic Forum.

His current major research interests include: innovation in large, complex projects; the playful work of entrepreneurs; philanthropy and entrepreneurs; innovation in China; the future of the innovative university; and innovation the 18th century English pottery and textile industries.

In 2007 Mark was awarded the Eureka Prize for Leadership in Business Innovation. In 2008 he was Special Advisor to the Government Review of Australia's national innovation system.

In 2019, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia "For distinguished service to education in the field of business innovation strategy, as a researcher, advisor and author. "

He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His website can be found at: