Ep 07: Australia’s Future – Do Ideas Matter? – Prof. Roy Green

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Prof. Roy Green


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About this conversation
Australia faces many challenges, not the least of which is the transition to a post-mining-boom economy. Yet old habits die hard, and governments at all levels and of all persuasions are clinging to a world we must leave behind rather than shaping the one we need to embrace. This is a world where ideas do matter, and can be translated into value for our economy and society. Are we up to the challenge?


Conversation notes

  • How do you move to a knowledge-based economy and society?
  • Who will drive change?
  • How do young people view work?
  • How do societies help shape the future of work?
  • Social movements have to shape politicians
  • The future of societies will be shaped by businesses, higher education, community organisations, and public services


More about Roy
Roy Green is Dean of the UTS Business School at the University of Technology Sydney. His doctorate is from the University of Cambridge and he has worked in universities, business and government in Australia and overseas. Roy has published widely in the areas of innovation policy and management and undertaken projects with the OECD and European Commission.

Roy chaired the Australian Government’s Innovative Regions Centre and CSIRO Manufacturing Sector Advisory Council, and he has served on the Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Taskforce and as expert adviser to the recent Senate Innovation System inquiry. He was last year appointed chair of the Queensland Competition Authority.

Roy’s Twitter:


“We have to move like any successful society in the 21st century, and become a knowledge-based society with a knowledge-based economy. That means investing in our knowledge not threatening universities and higher education.”


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