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The rural investment climate : analysis and findings

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: World Bank
  • Publisher: World Bank
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Washington DC

Interest in investment climates has emerged relatively recently. In the 1960s and 1970s, governments in many countries believed they should play a direct role in rural credit, input supply, production, trade, transport, distribution, and even marketing. However, in the 1980s and 1990s, government-dominated systems fell into disgrace because of po ....

‘Recession push’ and ‘prosperity pull’ entrepreneurship in a rural developing context

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Jürgen Brünjes & Javier Revilla Diez
  • Journal Name: Entrepreneurship & Regional Development: An International Journal
  • Journal Number: 25.3-4
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Online
  • Country: Vietnam

In this paper, the ‘recession push’ and the ‘prosperity pull’ hypotheses are used to analyse the effect of growing non-farm wage employment on entrepreneurship in a rural developing context. Data are collected in a rural household survey in 110 communes in central Vietnam which includes subjective owner assessments of reasons for starting ....

[In]Sight: Economic diversification and the competitiveness of regional Australia

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Regional Australia Institute
  • Country: Australia

[In]Sight is an online index and interactive map tracking the competitiveness of Australia’s 560 Local Government Areas (LGA) and 55 Regional Development Australia (RDA) regions, unlocking thousands of insights into regional Australia.     [In]Sight’s economic diversification indicator (within the Business Sophistic ....

A future for Indigenous youth?

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Beadman, Bob
  • Journal Name: Policy: a Review of Public Policy and Ideas
  • Journal Number: Vol.20, No.3
  • Country: Australia

The future of Indigenous communities depends on the introduction of a new framework of government assistance that focuses on mutual obligation requirements, rewarding of initiative not idleness, and policing of school attendance. The author explains how a set of mutual obligation principles for the bush would work, and how the Land ....

A Multi-Dimensional Perspective on Social Capital and Economic Development: An Exploratory Analysis

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Soogwan Doh, Connie L. McNeely
  • Journal Name: Annals of Regional Science
  • Journal Number: Vol. 49
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • ISBN: 1432-0592

While various types of capital have been identified and studied as drivers of economic development, recent arguments surrounding social capital in particular have led to calls for greater attention to its role in economic development within a country. Thus, we examine social capital relative to its impact on economic development at the country le ....

A regional economy: a case study of Tasmania

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: BITRE
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

This study provides an analytical investigation of the challenges facing regional Australia. BITRE's study takes a multifaceted and holistic approach. The underlying principle is that economies do not work in isolation and a complex mix of interacting drivers affects a region's economic performance. Tasmania's economic performance has experienced ....

A STUDY OF POPULATION CHANGE VIA CLUSTERING OF AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL AREAS: AN OPTIMISATION APPROACH

  • Author: Karim Mardaneh
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: 1.2
  • Country: Australia

Grouping regional towns and cities in Australia according to economic functions could improve understanding of the importance of economic factors in determining growth. Several researchers have used clustering techniques to examine the growth and characteristics of regional cities in Australia. The current study extends clustering methodologies b ....

ABS Property and Business Services Statistics

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All

Includes accounting consulting and legal services, cleaning and security services, computing services, employment services, hire services, market research services, real estate services, and travel agency services Report Locationhttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/ViewContent?readform&view=ProductsbyTopic&Action=Expand&Num=3.13 ....

Action plan to foster growth in food and wine industries

  • Year: 2013
  • Journal Name: Premium Food and Wine From Our Clean Environment News
  • Journal Number: November 2013
  • Publisher: Primary Industries and Regions South Australia
  • Published Location: Adelaide
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

Food and wine are pivotal to South Australia’s prosperity and central to its identity. Recognising that, an action plan to develop and expand South Australia’s food and wine industry locally, interstate and in key overseas markets has been released.  The plan provides a blueprint to further build, grow and secure our food and wine ....

AreUReady - Surviving Small Business Disaster

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Sandra Slatter & Anthony Turner
  • Publisher: Sandraa Slatter & Anthony Turner
  • Published Location: Melbourne Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Thanks for these words from Dr Rob Gordon... This book will become an invaluable aid to preparing for disaster, and as the authors suggest, it may be unique of its type. The authors have struck a good mix of personal anecdote, research findings and professional observations to make the problems real but not overwhelming. They provide detailed exa ....

Assessing a Region's Economic Level Using the Regional Economic Development Risk Indicator

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: MYŠKOVÁ, R.
  • Journal Name: Recent Advances in Energy, Environment and Economic Development
  • Publisher: WSEAS Press
  • Published Location: Athens
  • ISBN: 978-1-61804-139-5
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • State/Region: Hradec Kralove

Assessing the differences between regions within a single country is important not only from the macro-economic perspective, but also in the light of entrepreneurial activities being implemented or intended in a region. Managerial decisions as to whether conditions suit a particular business activity are based on assessments of corporate resource ....

Australian Business Expectations for the National Broadband Network

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Dr Ric Simes, Nicki Hutley, Susan Havyatt, Rebecca McKibbin
  • Publisher: Access Economics
  • Country: Australia

To maximise economic potential, we therefore need to be able to take maximum advantage of the possibilities generated by the NBN. So it is crucial that we understand the state of preparedness of businesses, and what needs to be done. Macquarie Telecom has therefore undertaken a survey of Australian businesses to advance our understanding of curre ....

Australian farmers could remain years behind global peers due to NBN delays

  • Year: 2015
  • Author: Adam Tomlinson
  • Journal Name: Farm Institute Insights
  • Publisher: Australian Farm Institute
  • Country: Australia

Wouldn't it be great if everyone had access to a seamless flow of information via the internet. Whether you worked in a metropolitan area or a remote farming region, the software or data needed to keep your business running efficiently could be downloaded quickly and affordably. Although this scenario already exists in some parts of the world, it ....

Australian Small Business: Key Statistics and Analysis

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: y Megan Clark, Melissa Eaton, David Meek, Emily Pye and Razib Tuhin.
  • Publisher: Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
  • Published Location: Canberra ACT
  • ISBN: 978-1-922125-91-0
  • Country: Australia

This publication provides a statistical overview of Australia’s small businesses, with emphasis on business counts, characteristics and performance. Unless otherwise stated, small businesses are defined as those who are actively trading and employ less than 20 people. This publication includes chapters covering a range of issues, divided into t ....

Benchmarking Agricultural Research Indicators Across Asia–Pacific

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Kathleen Flaherty, Gert-Jan Stads, Attaluri Srinivasacharyulu
  • Publisher: International Food Policy Research Institute

New quantitative evidence presented in this report demonstrates that total public agricultural R&D spending in Asia–Pacific increased by 50 percent, from $8.2 billion in 1996 to $12.3 billion in 2008 (in 2005 PPP prices). Most of this growth was driven by the region’s low- and middle-income countries, whereas growth in the region’s high-inc ....

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