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Alistair Hill – PhD candidate

Email: ahill@tasman.netalistair_hill_image


A regional innovation system for Dunedin. An innovation system for Dunedin that reflects the aspirations of the lead agencies and draws on best-practice experience from around the world.

Research Outline

As part of the academic role of the University the research (PhD) project will be carried out to examine the nature of local or city based innovation systems, how they are configured from a number of standpoints and how they perform relative to each other, and relative to the aspirations of those implementing or owning them.

The central question that this research will explore can be viewed in two parts, one of which can be considered more generic to regional innovation systems, and one that is more specific to Dunedin:

1. What constitutes the effective drivers of a regional innovation system and how can these drivers be measured to indicate success?

2. Which of these drivers are applicable to create a regional innovation system in Dunedin and how can they be used to inform a structure and strategy to achieve this end?


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Alistair graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Huddersfield in 1994, has worked in industry since then and is now a consultant for Hill Technology & Management Limited, Nelson.

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