Professor Rachel Parker is a Chief Investigator in the CCI and Assistant Dean, Research in the School of Business at QUT. Her research focuses on comparative business systems and the institutional foundations of innovation and industrial competitiveness. Her work has contributed to understandings of the way in which Australian and international public policy programs affect firm and industry behaviour and therefore industrial development and transformation.
Rachel has published over 50 articles and conference papers dealing with business-government relations and the institutional foundations of innovation and entrepreneurship. Her publications appear in leading international journals in the field such as Organization Studies (Europe), New Political Economy (Europe), Journal of Public Policy (UK), Journal of Economic Issues (USA) and Work, Employment and Society (UK), as well as specialist journals such as Technology Analysis and Strategic Management (UK). She is co-author of New Technology at Work and co-editor of Business Work and Community.