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Review of national competition policy reforms: Productivity Commission inquiry report

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Australia. Productivity Commission
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 1740371690
  • Country: Australia

In 1995 the Australian, State and Territory Governments agreed to a program of competition policy reform. There has been substantial progress in the implementation of the National Competition Policy (NCP) over the past eight years, including in the related reform areas of electricity, gas, road transport and water. This report exam ....

Roads and Bridges Strategy and Network Investment Plan

  • Year: 2016
  • Publisher: Northern Territory Government
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

The Roads and Bridges Strategy outlines major strategic projects planned for the short, medium and long term and provides the foundation for a reliable and efficient road and bridge network. This increased efficiency and reliability is fundamental to the Territory's ability to grow, for its people to connect and prosper, and for major industries ....

Rural and Regional Australian Public Accounting Firm Services: Service Provision, Concerns and Tensions

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Wines, Graeme L; Carr, Rodney A; Cooper, Barry J; Ferguson, Colin B; Hellier, Phil K; Jackling, Beverley F
  • Journal Name: Australian Accounting Review
  • Journal Number: 23.2
  • Publisher: Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 10356908
  • Country: Australia

Public accounting firms provide a necessary and important service for rural and regional areas. However, the provision of high-quality services is hindered by a number of factors. This paper reports the findings from a large-scale survey of professional accounting firm practitioners located in rural and regional Australia, identifying factors cau ....

Senior Entrepreneurship

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Teemu Kautonen
  • Journal Number: A background paper for the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

This paper provides an overview of the research on senior entrepreneurship focussing especially on the scope of the phenomenon, the specific barriers faced by older entrepreneurs, the advantages they may have over younger entrepreneurs and what policy currently does and what it could and perhaps should do. Report LocationClick here to view the ....


  • Year: 2005
  • Author: National Economics
  • Journal Name: State of the Regions
  • Journal Number: 8
  • Publisher: Australian Local Government Association
  • Country: Australia

The 2005-06 State of the Regions report theme is at the very core of the issues that may well shape the economic development opportunities and competitiveness of Australia's regions. The Report explores the case for the use of telecommunications infrastructure, to assist regions improve their performance. Report Location ....

Talking Point: The missing migrants

  • Year: 2016
  • Author: The Regional Australia Institute

International migration is responsible for more than half of Australia's population growth and presents a unique opportunity for regional areas looking to transform their community. For regional areas grappling with an ageing or declining population, international migration can offer population stability, diversity and create jobs. The RAI's Tal ....

The Competition Index 2007-08

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Department of Treasury and Finance
  • Publisher: Tasmanian Department of Treasury and Finance
  • Published Location: Hobart, Tas
  • ISBN: 9780724650804
  • Country: Australia, New Zealand,
  • State/Region: Tasmania

The Competition Index 2007–08 provides an objective assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of undertaking business in Tasmania relative to the other Australian jurisdictions and, where comparable data are available, New Zealand. The report is prepared using the most recent data available for 2007–08 as at 31 October 2008. This is the ....

The competitive advantage of towns: transaction costs and innovation in a rural service town

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Eversole, Robyn
  • ISBN: 1920948848
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This research, on the social and cultural context of the economy in Hamilton, a rural Victorian service town, demonstrates how close knit, geographically localised social networks serve to lower many transaction costs for local businesses. Different social arrangements may raise or lower the transaction costs of economic activities ....

The Geography and Institutional Foundations of Innovative Industry

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Ross, Matthew B.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Published Location: United States -- Massachusetts
  • ISBN: 9781124693965
  • Country: United States

The rate of innovation from a region has become the litmus test for competitiveness in the globalized knowledge economy. Cross-industry occupational decomposition was used to determine industrial innovative capacity by four digit NAICS industry. The percentage employment in technology oriented occupations was calculated for each individual f ....

The regional impact of national competition policy

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Madden, John R.
  • Journal Name: Regional Policy and Practice
  • Journal Number: Vol.9, No.1
  • Country: Australia

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The Role of Universities in Enhancing Regional Competitiveness of Jilin Province

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Dong, Xiuping; Tang, Meng
  • Journal Name: Asian Social Science
  • Journal Number: Vol.7, No.10
  • Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
  • Published Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Country: China

With development of the times, relationship between higher education and social development becomes increasingly closer, and universities and the cities or regions where they are located play an irreplaceable role in promoting development of the cities or the regions. Thus, it is an important approach to depend on university resources to realize ....

UK Competitiveness Index 2010

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Huggins, Robert; Thompson, Piers
  • Publisher: Centre for International Competitiveness
  • Published Location: Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 1902829077
  • Country: United Kingdom

The UK Competitiveness Index, which was first introduced in April 2000, represents the most up-to-date, thorough and authoritative benchmarking of the competitiveness of the UK's regions and localities. The UK Competitiveness Index has been designed as an integrated measure of competitiveness focusing on both the development and sustainability o ....

Unlocking successful new rural industries – Is supply chain management the key?

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Ray Collins, Lilly Ann Lim-Camacho
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741512026
  • Country: Australia

The agricultural industries of Australia have been a cornerstone of the nation's economy. Their economic contribution comes largely from traditional industries such as wheat, sheep, sugar and beef. However, new agricultural industries also have the potential to make an important economic contribution to the prosperity of the sector, especially gi ....

Wimmera Southern Mallee ICT Study

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Thompson, Helen; Fong, George; Corbett, Jennifer; Fong, Barbara
  • Publisher: Centre for eCommerce and Communications (CeCC), Lateral Plains (LP)
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Local governments in the Wimmera Southern Mallee together with the Grampians Regional Development Australia (RDA) Committee are working to build on past successes and position the region for a rapid uptake of next generation telecommunications and broadband, infrastructure and services. The potential for Information and Communicat ....

World Knowledge Competitiveness Index 2008

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Huggins, Robert; Izushi, Hiro; Davies, Will; Shougui, Luo
  • Publisher: Centre for International Competitiveness
  • Published Location: Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 1902829042

The 2008 edition of the WKCI compares 145 regions across 19 knowledge economy benchmarks (full data for all indicators across each of the 19 benchmarks is contained in the accompanying Excel spreadsheets). This represents an increase of twenty regions compared to the last edition in 2005: nine from Europe, eight from North America, and three from ....

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