Academic and Professional Awards

1979/80 Social Science Research Council Scholarship
1982/84 Economic and Social Research Council Scholarship
1985 Joan Woodward Memorial Prize for Industrial Sociology. 
1992 AVCC Commonwealth Fellow
1998 Honorary Ambassador, Australian Capital Territory
1999-2012 Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management
2004- Fellow of Australian Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
2005- Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
2007 Awarded ATSE/Clunies Ross Eureka Prize for Leadership in Business Innovation.

2019 Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

Major Research Grants

2009-11 Innovation in Projects Australian Research Council  

2005-08 Innovation and Productivity Grand Challenge Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (UK) 

2007-08 Creativity and Innovation Academy of Social Sciences in Australia/ Australian Research Council 

2004-06 Australian Innovation in Manufacturing Australian Business Foundation

2002-05 Innovation in Australia: Measurement, performance, systems, dynamics and change (resigned as chief investigator upon move to University of Queensland) Australian Research Council; Department of Industry, Science & Resources; Agriculture, Food and Forestry Australia; Australian Business Ltd 

2002-05 Managing the Diffusion of Innovations: Understanding the Processes of R&D Collaboration in East Asia Australian Research Council 

2001 Innovation in the International Food Industry Agriculture, Food and Forestry Australia   

1999-01 International R&D Management: the case of Ericsson China Ericsson China. International Finance Corporation (World Bank) 

1996-98 The Internationalization of R&D: Consequences for the Research System Fraunhofer ISI/MIT. DIST - International Science & Technology Program 

1992-94 Large/Small Firm Technological Links in Britain and Japan National Institute of Research Advancement, Japan. Daiwa Foundation 

1992-94 Effective Innovation Policy Department of Trade and Industry 

1989-92 Management Strategy and Technological Learning Economic and Social Research Council 

1992 Management Guide to Successful R&D Collaboration National Economic Development Office 

1990 Managing Technological Collaboration Centre for the Exploitation of Science and Technology 

1988-90 History of Celltech Ltd/Management of Technological Learning British Technology Group; Celltech Ltd; Economic and Social Research Council 

1987 Technology Transfer Mechanisms in Leading Economies National Economic Development Office 

1987 Strategies in Europe's Fastest Growing Small Firms European Commission 

1986-88 Technology Strategy in the UK Leverhulme Foundation 

1985 Survey of New Technology Research Economic and Social Research Council 

1985-88 Innovation and Employment Systems in Britain and Japan Economic and Social Research Council 

1983-85 Skills and Training Requirements of CNC Machine Tools Manpower Services Commission