Charles Davis

Research Director

Dr. Charles Davis

Charles currently teaches and conducts research on management and policy in industries that produce experience goods – with special interest in innovation and new product development in the software and content layers of mediated creative industries. He is currently involved in research projects on media product innovation, media labour, media industry clusters, audience responses to media offerings, corporate governance of innovation, and digital entrepreneurship.

His graduate and undergraduate teaching includes courses in media management, new product development, political economy of media industries, audience analysis, innovation in experience-producing industries, cultural economy, and media entrepreneurship. Charles teaches in Ryerson’s MA in Media Production program, in the Ryerson/York MA/PhD program in Communication and Culture, and in Ryerson’s MBA/MSc in Management of Technology and Innovation program.

Projects & Publications



Research Projects


Innovation Management and Policy in Creative/IT Industries


Labour and Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries


GEM Ontario Reports


Ongoing Bibliography