Dr Lisa Daniel

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Dr Lisa Daniel


Senior Lecturer in Management

PhD Qld, BSc(Hons) Qld

+61 7 5456 5696
Office location
FC.A.1.13E, USC Fraser Coast
Dr Lisa Daniel


Dr Lisa Daniel has a PhD in the field of Technology and Innovation Management (UQ) and a Bachelor of Science with a first-class Honours in the field of molecular plant pathology (UQ). Through her experience as a biotech research scientist she brings a rich understanding of the social side of innovation to her research into systems of entrepreneurship leveraging innovation, knowledge, and technology.

Her research utilises a system’s view to investigate and interpret the community and industry dynamics which support innovation, entrepreneurship, resilience and sustainability particularly in regional communities and agri-business industries as well as more narrowly in R&D teams, communities of practice and expert collectives. She is interested in the socio-technical, institutional and complex dynamic processes supporting the development and leverage of entrepreneurship, innovation and knowledge. Her research in these fields frequently presents a critical approach and often challenges existing preconceptions. This approach is supported by her adoption of a systems perspective, pragmatic epistemology and humanistic approach to her research.

Professional membership


Potential research projects for HDR and honours students

  • Regional entrepreneurship
  • Regional agribusiness resilience
  • Social Innovation
  • Regional Community sustainability
  • Knowledge sustainability
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Research publications

  1. Daniel, L.J., Medlin, C.J., O’Connor, A., Satsenko, L., Vnuk, R., Hancock, G. 2018 Deconstructing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Concept. Chapter 2 in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Place-Based Transformations and Transitions, Eds. O’Connor, Stam, Sussan, Austretsch. Vol 38 of International Studies in Entrepreneurship. Series Eds. Acs, & Audressch. Springer International, Switzerland.
  2. Daniel, L.J. & Klein, J. 2014. Innovation Agendas: The Ambiguity of Value Creation. Prometheus: Critical Innovation Studies Vol 32 (1): 23-47.
  3. Daniel, L.J. & Rathnappulige, S.R. 2013. Coming of Age for the Knowledge Economy:   Knowledge in Collectives of Experts. International Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol 13
  4. Daniel, L. J. 2012. Leveraging Bioindustry Knowledge: Clusters of Globally Competitive Knowledge and Innovation. International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business, Vol 4, (3/4): 221-241
  5. Daniel, L. J. and Dawson, P. 2011. The Sociology of Innovation and New Biotechnologies. New Technology Work and Employment, March 26(1), 1-16
  6. Dawson P & Daniel, L J., 2010. Understanding Social Innovation – A Provisional Framework, International Journal of Technology Management, Sp. Edition – Social Innovation, 51(1): 9-21.

Research grants

Grant  Investigators  Funding body  Year(s)  Focus 
Premium Food and Sustainable Regional Development in the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Is.’  Dr Lisa Daniel; Dr Chris Medlin: Dr Allan O’Connor  A$10,000  2016 Regional Food Ecosystems 
Premium Food and Agri-business in the South Dr Lisa Danniel: Prof Kerry Brown  A$80,000  2016 Regional Food Ecosystems 
Premium Food and Sustainable Regional Development of the Great Southern Dr Lisa Daniel; Prof Kerry Brown; Dr Subas Dakhal A$30,000 2015 Regional Food Ecosystems 
Technological Innovation and Change in Supply Chain Integration  Prof. Patrick Dawson; Prof. Trevor Spedding;  Prof. Amrik Sohal ; Dr Michael Clements  A$160,000  2010 RFID in Supply Chain Management – (Social Innovation Component)
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