Professor Mark Dodgson


School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law


Innovation management and policy

Professor Mark Dodgson is Director of the Technology and Innovation Management Centre at UQ Business School. 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 from 1995-97 and 1999-2001.

Mark has authored over 100 refereed articles and book chapters, and 12 books. Some of his articles can be found on Google Scholar here. 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 50 countries. He is a Visiting Professor at Imperial College Business School, London.

He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Nestlé Australia Ltd, the Advisory Board of Thiess plc, and was founding director of the Think, Play, Do Group.

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. He is currently a member of the Queensland Science and Innovation Advisory Council.

Mark is a member of the Editorial Board of Research Policy; Industry and Innovation; International Journal of Innovation Management; Technology Analysis and Strategic Management; International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning; and Management Decision. He is Editor-in-Chief of Innovation Management, Policy and Practice.

His current major research interest is the way the innovation process is changing, and what this means for firms, governments and research organizations. Other research interests include studying the role of science in services innovation; innovation in cities; the consumption of innovation; dynamic social networks; innovation in complex projects; theory of innovation policy; and the life of Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795).

He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


  • Bachelor of Science, Middlesex University
  • Master of Arts, University of Warwick
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine


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  • (2013) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2007) Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Dodgson, Mark (2014). Collaboration and innovation management. In Mark Dodgson, David M. Gann and Nelson Phillips (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management (pp. 462-481) Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

  • Ozaki, Tiyduko and Dodgson, Mark (2014). Consumption of innovation. In Mark Dodgson, David M. Gann and Nelson Phillips (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management (pp. 271-289) Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

  • Dodgson, Mark and Gann, David (2014). Innovating with technology. In The very short introductions: blog book (pp. 25-27) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Dodgson, Mark, Gann, David M. and Phillips, Nelson (2014). Perspectives on innovation management. In Mark Dodgson, David M. Gann and Nelson Phillips (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management (pp. 3-25) Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199694945.013.037

  • Dodgson, Mark and Gann, David M. (2014). Technology and innovation. In Mark Dodgson, David M. Gann and Nelson Phillips (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Innovation Management (pp. 375-393) Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

  • Kastelle, Tim, Potts, Jason and Dodgson, Mark (2014). The evolution of innovation systems. In Kurt Dopfer and Jason Potts (Ed.), The New Evolutionary Economics. III: Evolutionary Macroeconomics (pp. 420-446) Cheltenham, Glos, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.

  • Dodgson, Mark (2011). Creativity and innovation management: play's the thing. In Leon Mann and Janet Chan (Ed.), Creativity and innovation in business and beyond: social science perspectives and policy implications (pp. 170-188) New York, United States: Routledge.

  • Dodgson, Mark and Steen, John (2008). New innovation models and Australia's old economy. In J. Bessant and T. Venables (Ed.), Creating wealth from knowledge: meeting the innovation challenge (pp. 105-124) Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

  • Dodgson, M. (2007). Technological collaboration. In Horst Hanusch and Andreas Pyka (Ed.), Elgar companion to neo-Schumpeterian economics (pp. 193-200) Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing.

  • Dodgson, M. (2007). The language of innovation. In Robyn Williams (Ed.), Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics: From Radio National's Ockham's Razor 1 ed. (pp. 161-169) Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Commission.

  • Dodgson, Mark, Gann, David M. and Salter, Ammon (2006). The new craft skills of engineering: The impact of innovation technology on engineering practices. In Maureen McKelvey and Magnus Holmen (Ed.), Flexibility and stability in the innovating economy (pp. 27-47) Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/0199290474.003.0002

  • Dodgson, M. J., Gann, D. and Salter, A. (2005). Craft and code: Intensification of innovation and management of knowledge. In K. Green, M. Miozzo and P. Dewick (Ed.), Technology, Knowledge and the Firm: Implications for Strategy and Industrial Change (pp. 11-28) UK: Edward Elgar.

  • Dodgson, M. J. (2003). Innovation. In R. Williams (Ed.), Asimov's Elephant 1st ed. (pp. 158-165) Sydney: ABC Books.

  • Dodgson, M. (2002). Science, Technology and Innovation in Asia: Issues and Rationales. In Mukul G. Asher, David Newman and Thomas P. Snyder (Ed.), Public policy in Asia : Implications for Business and Government (pp. 241-264) Westport CT: Quorum Books.

  • Dodgson, M. (2000). Innovation Policies in East Asia. In P. Concericao, D. Gibson, M. Heitor and S. Shariq (Ed.), Science, Technology and Innovation Policy : Opportunities and Challenges for the Knowledge Economy (pp. 399-416) Westport, CT: Quorum Books.

  • Dodgson, M. (2000). Policies for Science, Technology and Innovation in Asian Newly Industrialised Economies. In R. Nelson and L. Kim (Ed.), Technology, Innovation and Learning (pp. 229-268) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

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