Transformational Public Policy: A new strategy for coping with uncertainty and risk. Routledge: Studies in Government and Public Policy. 2016
Using Signal Processing Diagnostics to Improve Public Sector Evaluations. Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies. 2016. doi: 10.1002/app5.110.
Coping with nasty surprises: improving risk management in the public sector using simplified Bayesian methods. Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies. Vol 2(3). Matthews_et_al-2015-Asia_&_the_Pacific_Policy_Studies. Matthews, M. and Kompas, T. 2015.
How Better Methods for Coping with Uncertainty and Ambiguity Can Strengthen Government – Civil Society Collaboration. Chapter 11 in Carey, G., Landvogt, K., Barraket, J. (eds). Designing and implementing public policy: cross-sectoral debates. Routledge. 2015.
Better methods for delivering adaptive regulation in public management: An application to the NDIS. Working Paper, Regulatory Institutions Network, Australian National University. (with Gemma Carey). 2015. Download from SSRN
A strategy for Australia’s international engagement in science and research based on positioning in key transnational research value chains. Report prepared for the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) Project on: Asia Literacy: Language and Beyond.140819 Final Report.
Faster & smarter: using a hypothesis-testing methodology to reduce the time and cost of evaluations. Technical memorandum prepared for the OECD Expert Panel on the Evaluation of Industrial Policy. With Geoff White, Geoff White Inc. 2013. Available on request.
Tasmania’s Place in the Asian Century. White Paper. Government of Tasmania: Hobart. Contributing author. 2013. TasmaniasPlace_inthe_AsianCentury_WhitePaper
A framework for analysing bilateral research cooperation agreements relating to reciprocity. FEAST Discussion Paper prepared for the Acces4EU Project FP7-244485. With Merrilyn Fitzpatrick. 2010. AUS-ACCESS4EU_Analyse_bilat_agreements_v2d-1
Mapping Australia’s research strengths from an international perspective. FEAST Discussion Paper prepared for the Acces4EU Project FP7-244485. With Bev Biglia, Kerrie Glennie and Paul Harris. 2010. D1_4_Australia_research_strength-2
A Comparison of Australian and European Union research performance profiles. Forum for European-Australian Science and Technology cooperation. Forum for European-Australian Science and Technology cooperation FEAST Discussion Paper 2/09. 2009 Matthews_ComparisonAustralian2009
Giving preparedness a Central Role in Science and Innovation Policy. Discussion Paper commissioned by the Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies (FASTS). Sole author. 2009 Second preparedness paper
Innovation in the Public Sector: Enabling better Performance, Driving New Directions. Australian National Audit Office Better Practice Guide. Canberra. Contributing author. 2009 innovation_in the_public_sector
Public Sector Innovation: A Review of the Literature. Report prepared for the Australian National Audit Office: Canberra. 2009 Suppl_Literature_Review
Fostering creativity and innovation in cooperative federalism – the uncertainty and risk dimensions. In, Critical Reflections on Australian Public Policy. Australia New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). Monograph. 2009 ANZSOG book chapter
A Bibliometric Analysis of Australia’s International Research Collaboration in Science, Engineering and Technology: Analytical Methods and Initial Findings. Forum for European-Australian Science and Technology cooperation. FEAST Discussion Paper 1/09. 2009 Matthews_Bibliometric2009
How Intangible Networks Can Boost the Innovation Odds. Chapter in Inside-the-Innovation-Matrix. Australian Business Foundation. With Bob Frater. 2008
Science and Innovation Policy and the New (and Old) Economics of Creativity. Cultural Science. Vol (1) No.1. ISSN 1836-0416. Cultural Sci Vol 1(1)
Energy Research and Development in Australia 2008 – A Statistical Profile of Expenditure. Report prepared for the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. Canberra. Sole author. 2008
Capacity building and risk management in commercialisation: lessons from the Radiata experience. Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice. Vol 9 no. 2 Invited article for a special issue examining the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Sole author. 2007 Radiatajournalarcticle.
Managing uncertainty and risk in science, innovation and preparedness: why public policy should pay more attention to financial and geopolitical considerations. Discussion Paper commissioned by the Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies (FASTS). August. Canberra. Sole author. ISBN 0-9775991-0-8. 2006 First Preparedness Paper FINAL
Energy Research and Development in Australia: A Statistical Profile of Expenditure. Report prepared for the Energy and Environment Division, Australian Government Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources. An in-depth ‘stock-take’ of what we know and don’t know about Australia’s energy R&D effort in an international context. Sole author. ISBN 0642 724156. 2006
Commonwealth Support for Science and Innovation: Options for Developing an Analytical Perspective. Report prepared for the Science and Innovation Mapping System Taskforce, Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training. Published as part of set background papers. Sole author. 2003 BudgetAnalysisFINAL
Creating and Exploiting Intangible Networks: How Radiata was able to improve its odds of success in the risky process of innovating. Detailed analytical case study prepared for the Science and Innovation Mapping System Taskforce, Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training. Published as part of set background papers. (with Bob Frater). 2003 intellectual_property_research_institute_of_australia_occasionalpaper_0113
Opportunities for assessing the impact of the geosciences on the Australian economy via the system of national accounts. Background Paper prepared for the National Committee for the Development of a Strategic Plan for Australian Geosciences. Sole author. 2003. Geosciences impactFINAL.pdf
Providing the Machinery of Science: Defining a Whole-of-Government Strategy for Securing Access to Critical Research Facilities, Australian Research Infrastructure Project. Academy of Science Discussion Paper. Influential proposal to improve the capacity for international engagement in science and technology. Sole author. 2002 machinery of science
International Trends in Public Sector Support for Research and Experimental Development: A Preliminary Analysis. Report for the Australian Government Department of Education, Science and Training: Evaluations and Investigations Program. With Ron Johnston. 2000 Matthews and Johnston 2000 DEST.
Enabling the Virtuous Cycle: Identifying and Removing Barriers to Entrepreneurial Activity by Health and Medical researchers in the Higher Education Sector. Report no. 00/14. Evaluations and Investigations Programme, Higher Education Division, Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs. Canberra, Australia. ISBN 0 642 45535 X, ISBN (internet) 0 642 45536 8. (with Ron Johnston and Mark Dodgson). 2000. Enabling the virtuous cycle
A Global Perspective on Australian R&D and Innovation Effectiveness. Paper prepared for the Australian Agri-Food Congress 2000. Melbourne 16-17 August. Published in conference proceedings. 2000
Key Issues in Research Commercialization: The Case of Australia. R&D Enterprise Asia Pacific, 2(1). (With Ron Johnston). 1999
Research Priorities for Supporting the Product Introduction Process in the Aerospace Industry, Refereed Conference Paper, International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED). Finland, August. Published in Conference proceedings. (With Peter Deasley and Trevor Broughton). 1997.
Measuring Productivity and Operations. MBA Course Unit (B889, Block 3, Unit 5), Open University, Milton Keynes. Principal author with assistance from OU course team. 1994
‘Reconciling Diversity and Scale: Some Questions of Method in the Assessment of the Costs and Benefits of European Integration’, Revue D’Economie Industrielle, No. 59 (Special Issue on ‘Technological Diversity and Coherence in Europe), (with F. McGowan). 1992 Reconciling diversity and scale
Analysis of Private and Public Sector Funding of Research & Development in the UK Construction Sector. Report prepared for the Construction Policy Directorate of the Department of the Environment, (with Innovation Policy Research Associates Ltd). 1992
‘A Technology Perspective on the Information Economy’ in (eds) Locksley, G. Robins, K., Understanding Business, Technology and Geography, London: Pinter, (with I. Miles). 1992
‘Structural Change and Patterns of Production and Trade’, in Freeman, C., Sharp, M., Walker, W., (eds) Technology and the Future of Europe: Global Competition and the Environment in the 1990s, London: Pinter, (with C. Saunders, and P. Patel). 1991
Cultural Difference and Subjective Rationality: Where Sociology Connects with the Economics of Technological Choice, in Hodgson, G. and Screpanti, E. (eds) ‘Rethinking Economics: Markets, Technology and Economic Evolution’, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, (with M. K. Farmer). 1991
Significant Modes of Utilisation and Diffusion of Science and Technology: The UK Case, Contribution to Commission of the European Communities’ MONITOR/ FAST Project. FAST Working Paper. (with F. McGowan). 1990