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Ageing, health and innovation : policy reforms to facilitate healthy and active ageing in OECD countries /

by Taylor, Rebecca | International Longevity Centre UK.

Publisher: London, U.K. International Longevity Centre 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography : p. 35-43Summary: All OECD countries are experiencing unprecedented demographic change characterised by increasing longevity, a growing older population and falling birth rates. While significant differences remain between different OECD countries, the long term trends are similar and convergence looks likely to occur in the coming decades. These demographic changes are leading to a lower old age dependency ratio (the ratio of working age to non-working age people), which presents challenges for the social solidarity and long-term sustainability of health, social care and pensions systems. This paper outlines two philosophically different ways of approaching the challenge of demographic change. The first, which the paper calls the zero sum approach is to see it as a problem that requires today's working people to pay more and those drawing on social security systems to receive reduced benefits and to rely more on themselves. This approach risk intergenerational conflict as productive working people are asked to pay more to support the healthcare, social care and pensions of non-working people who may be perceived as having had an easier life.Availability: (1)

Connecting ideas : collaborative innovation for a complex world /

by Spoehr, John | University of Adeliade. Australian Institute for Social esearch | Barnett, Kate | Molloy, Simon | Vas Dev, Sanjugta | Hordacre, Ann-Louise.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. University of Adelaide 2010Description: 62 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2010 Bibliography : p. 56-59Summary: This report argues that complex social, economic and environmental challenges confronting Australia requires a fundamental shift in the way we approach problem solving and innovation, one that values the contributions of all disciplines whether they be from the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector or the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) sector.Availability: (1)

Contribution of the not for profit sector /

by Australia. Productivity Commission.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Productivity Commission 2010Description: lxii., 441 p.Summary: There is a need for wide-ranging reforms to remove unnecessary burdens and costs faced by the not-for-profit sector and improve its accountability. Better regulation, improved funding arrangements and enhanced opportunities for innovation would improve outcomes for the community and the public's confidence in the sector.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Convergence review : interim report /

by Australia. Department of Broadband, Communications and the igital Economy.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2011Summary: The Convergence Review is an independent review established by the Australian Government to examine the policy and regulatory frameworks that apply to the converged media and communications landscape in Australia.Availability: (1)

Creative destruction : placing innovation at the heart of progressive economics /

by Lent, Adam | Institute for Public Policy Research | Lockwood, Matthew.

Publisher: London, U.K. Institute for Public Policy Research 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Bibliography : p. 43-44Summary: This pamphlet, the first output of ippr's New Era Economics programme, argues that in light of new economic thinking and the mistakes of the past, contemporary economic policy needs to be centred on three core principles: it must be innovation-centred, pragmatic and aware.Availability: (1)

Fostering enterprise : the innovation and skills nexus - research readings /

by Curtin, Penelope | National Centre for Vocational Education Research | Stanwick, John | Beddie, Francesca | (eds).

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The main impetus for the interest in innovation is that it is seen to improve productivity at the firm level and therefore improved economic prosperity and living standards. This edited volume was commissioned by the Department of Employment, Education and Workplace Relations. The authors contribute a variety of views on innovation from different perspectives. Some of the main themes running throughout the book are reasons for firms innovating, the skills required for innovation and how innovation and skills development is supported by the training system, the firm and government. Innovation is seen as moving beyond research and development, to include new products, services and operational/organisational processes.Availability: (1)

Getting down to business : an agenda for corporate social innovation. /

by Jupp, Rachel.

Publisher: London, U.K. DEMOS 2002Description: 68 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: (1)

Innovation and imagination at work. /

by Australian Institute of Management.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. McGraw-Hill 2001Description: xiii, 189 p. : ill.Notes: Series editor : Carolyn BarkerAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Innovation, technology diffusion and poverty traps: the role of valuable skills /

by Messinis, George | Victoria University of Technology. Centre for Strategic conomic Studies | Ahmed, Abdullahi D.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victoria University of Technology. Centre for Strategic Economic Studies 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Victoria University of Technology. Centre for Strategic.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2010 Bibliography : p. 22-25Summary: This paper develops a new index of human capital that measures cognitive skills employed by the adult population in seventy nations during 1970-2003. The index is compared to existing measures of human capital in the Benhabib and Spiegel (2005) model. Analysis goes beyond the Cobb-Douglas production function. The evidence shows that (i) the new index best explains trends in technology growth; (ii) the skills-education deficit has increased in Africa and advanced OECD countries; (iii) the number of countries in poverty traps has risen; and (iv) valuable skills impact most on innovation when physical capital and skills are complementary. The results suggest that public policy ought to pay more attention to the employability of skills.Availability: (1)

Low emissions technology and the innovation challenge /

by Garnaut, Ross | Garnaut Climate Change Review.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Garnaut Climate Change Review update paper ; no. 7, 2011.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 46-51Summary: New technologies will significantly affect the cost of a global effort to mitigate climate change. As discussed in Update Paper six (Carbon pricing and reducing Australia?s emissions), putting a price on carbon will provide an incentive to reduce emissions. Innovation will make the transition faster and less costly. The introduction of a carbon price will deliver a structural shift in the economy as producers and consumers make and use goods, services and processes that generate lower emissions. A technological response will lower the cost of the structural shift. There will be opportunities for cost-reducing innovation across all sectors of the economy: energy and electricity generation; energy efficiency; transport; urban planning and design; agriculture, forestry and biosequestration more generally; manufacturing; and mining. The policy recommendations in this paper apply to all parts of the economy.Availability: (1)

Smart Australians : education and innovation in Australia /

by Cassells, Rebecca | University of Canberra. National Centre for Social and conomic Modelling | Duncan, Alan | Abello, Annie.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. NATSEM 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: October 2012 Bibliography : p. 41Summary: The quality of education and the capacity to innovate are critical to a nation's prosperity. The Australian Federal Government now invests around Availability: (1)

Social capital, lifelong learning and social innovation /

by Biggs, Simon | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Carstensen, Laura | Hogan, Paul.

Publisher: Geneva, SwitzerlandIn "Global population ageing : peril or promise?" by Global Agenda Council on Ageing Society. Chapter 7 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Indexed chapter, by Simon Biggs, Brotherhood of St LaurenceSummary: This chapter outlines the new but growing response to adult ageing that identifies ways of releasing the social capital made available by having more people with longer lives. Society needs to first address two major challenges if it is to fully capitalize on the social capital, learning and innovation provoked by ageing populations: first, how to tap into a source of accrued social investment that is currently largely unused; and second, how to recognize that the process of adaptation - a hallmark of the ageing process - is itself a significant source of innovation and of business opportunity.Availability: (2)

Strength, innovation and growth : the future of Australia's not for profit sector /

by Australia. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australia. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2012Summary: This publication outlines the key features of the not-for-profit (NFP) reform agenda including: improving the relationship between the Government and the NFP sector, especially around the implementation of the National Compact and streamlining reporting and funding arrangements for the NFP sector; streamlining and improving regulation of the NFP sector through the establishment of the ACNC, a national approach to fundraising, and a statutory definition of charity; and promoting the long term sustainability of the NFP sector, in particular social investment and measuring the contribution of the NFP sector.Availability: (1)

The impact of one innovation on Brotherhood welfare programs /

by Benn, Concetta | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic.Address to seminar: the role of innovation in social policy development 18 May, 1979 1979Description: 5p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKAvailability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

The spirit of leadership : optimizing creativity and change in organizations. /

by Spitzer, Robert J.

Publisher: Provo, UT Executive Excellence Publishing 2000Description: 344p.Notes: Includes notes p.333-342.Availability: No items available Checked out (1).

Towards a green economy : pathways to sustainable development and poverty eradication /

by Steiner, Achim (ed.) | United Nations Environment Programme | Sukhdev, Pavan (ed.).

Publisher: Nairobi, Kenya United Nations Environment Programme 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references.Summary: The Report is compiled by UNEP's Green Economy Initiative in collaboration with economists and experts worldwide. It demonstrates that the greening of economies is not generally a drag on growth but rather a new engine of growth; that it is a net generator of decent jobs, and that it is also a vital strategy for the elimination of persistent poverty. The report also seeks to motivate policy makers to create the enabling conditions for increased investments in a transition to a green economy.Availability: (1)

Vocational education and training, innovation and globalisation . /

by Curtain, Richard.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:19:25 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

We-think /

by Leadbeater, Charles.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: London, U.K. Profile Books 2009Description: xxxv, 300 p. : ill.Other title: We-think : mass innovation, not mass production.Notes: Illustrations by Debbie Powell Originally published: 2008 "Mass innovation, not mass production" - note on cover. Bibliography: p. 261-276 Includes index.Summary: Society is based not on mass consumption now but on mass, innovative participation - as is clear in phenomena from Wikipedia, Youtube and Craigslist to new forms of scientific research and political campaigning. This new mode of 'We-think' is reshaping the way we work, play and communicate."We-think" is about what the rise of these phenomena (not all to do with the internet) means for the way we organise ourselves - not just in digital businesses but in schools and hospitals, cities and mainstream corporations. For the point of the industrial era economy was mass production for mass consumption, the formula created by Henry Ford; but these new forms of mass, creative collaboration announce the arrival of a new kind of society, in which people want to be players, not spectators.This is a huge cultural shift, for in this new economy people want not services and goods, delivered to them, but tools so they can take part. In "We-think" Charles Leadbeater analyses not only these changes, but how theywill affect us and how we can make the most of them. Just as, in the 1980s, his "In Search of Work" predicted the rise of more flexible employment, here he outlines a crucial shift that is already affecting all of us.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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