Dr Thomas Mandeville

Senior Lecturer

School of Economics
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 336 56596


Specialises in the economics of information and knowledge, economics of innovation and information technology, and regional economics.

Current research interests:

  • Implications and policy issues of the communication superhighway and e-commerce
  • Knowledge policy and management
  • The new, collaborative, networked economy
  • Creative industries
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Complexity theory and self-organisation
  • Knowledge and innovation
  • Diffusion processes
Dr Mandeville is co-founder and editor board member of Prometheus. He has acted as consultant to OECD, EU, Commonwealth Government, Queensland Government, W.A. Government, local authorities, Telstra, private industry, industry associations, and community organisations.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Economic Studies, University of New England
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science, University of Alberta


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Book Chapter

  • Mandeville, T. D. (2005). Collaboration and the network form of organisation in the new knowledge-based economy. In D. Rooney, G. Hearn and A. Ninan (Ed.), Handbook on the knowledge economy (pp. 165-177) Cheltenham, U.K.: Edward Elgar.

  • Hearn, G. and Mandeville, T. D. (2005). How to be productive in the knowledge economy: The cse of ICTs. In D. Rooney, G. Hearn and A. Ninan. (Ed.), Handbook on the Knowledge Economy 1st ed. (pp. 255-267) Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

  • Mandeville, T. D. (1999). An information economics perspective on innovation. In Peter Drahos (Ed.), Intellectual property: The international library of essays in law and legal theory 2nd ed. (pp. 357-364) Aldershot, England: Dartmouth. doi:10.1108/03068299810193506

  • Mandeville, T. D. (1999). Codified knowledge and innovation: A model. In Stuart Macdonald and John Nightingale (Ed.), Information and organization: A tribute to the work of Don Lamberton (pp. 157-166) Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Science BV.

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