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Innovation Science and Technology

The Influence of Technology on Regional Development: Case Studies from the Riverina Region

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Bamberry, Geoff
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 12, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Technology plays a significant role in regional development, particularly in the manufacturing sector. Technical progress, achieved through incremental change, problem solving and collaboration, enables manufacturers to achieve the economies of scale they need to become competitive in both domestic and international markets. Their ....

The Internet and regional Australia: how rural communities can address the impact of the Internet

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Simpson, R; Hunter, A
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642583099
  • Country: Australia

The Internet has been seized on by many as the potential saviour for rural Australia and this study looks at some of the reasons and examples of where this may be becoming a reality. The Internet however also poses a significant threat, further opening communities up to global forces outside their control with potentially damaging ....

The national and regional economic consequences of rapid growth in Australia's telecommunications sector

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Giesecke, James
  • Journal Name: Economic Analysis and Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol.36, Nos 1-2,
  • Country: Australia

The Australian telecommunications services sector has experienced rapid growth in recent years, with real output increasing at an annual average rate of approximately 20 per cent since 1996/97. Impetuses to this growth were competition-promoting reforms and the diffusion and introduction of new telecommunications products and technologies. this p ....

The potential of free and open source geospatial information technology to improve local level capacity for natural disaster management in developing countries

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Herold, Sam
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Ottawa (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494581780

Disasters are deadly and destructive events, particularly in developing countries, where there is an immediate need to improve natural disaster management capacity, especially at the local level where hazard vulnerability can most effectively be reduced. Since disasters and vulnerability vary spatially, all phases of the disaster manage ....

The Quiet North: The Decline of Localism and Broadband's 'Imaginery Future'

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Wilson, Jason
  • Journal Name: Communication, Politics & Culture
  • Journal Number: Vol. 43, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Regional public spheres have undergone a long crisis that predates current anxieties about the 'future of journalism'. Using the example of Townsville, North Queensland, it can be suggested that the decline of mainstream news media has not necessarily been accompanied by the uptake of tools for 'citizen journalism', especially publ ....

The Rise of New Manufacturing

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Allison, J.; Broun, D.; Lacey, J.
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

Recent studies have pointed to high levels of investment in production technologies in the manufacturing sector in Australia. In North West Tasmania, manufacturing has been identified as a propulsive industry for the region. Yet we know relatively little about the types of new manufacturing approaches being adopted or the impact of these “game ....

The role of entrepreneurship in Canadian economic growth

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Matejovsky, Lukas
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Alberta (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494601518
  • Country: Canada

Regional income disparity continues to be a source of major concern for Canadian policymakers. This study explores the temporal pattern of income disparity for Canadian provinces, and seeks to identify the role of one particular determinant-- entrepreneurship--in explaining regional economic growth. The neoclassical growth framework is ....

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 ....

The role of university-industry collaboration in regional economic development

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Srevatsan, Ranjana
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Published Location: United States -- Mississippi
  • ISBN: 9781267095220
  • Country: United States

Innovation has played an important role in the economic development of regions. It is believed that research collaboration between university and industry has a positive influence on regional growth and development. This research explores the role of university-industry collaboration in regional economic development at the metropolitan ....

The RORRT: young people using the Web to promote positive mental health

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Sullivan, C; Morrison, M; Lee, K
  • Journal Name: Good Health - good country: from conception to completion: proceedings of the 6th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The Reach Out! Rural and Regional Tour (RORRT) was launched in April 1999. The project aims to work with communities to promote positive mental health for young people living in rural and regional Australia. This paper discusses the objectives of the tour and includes: evaluation design; sources of data; demographics of participant ....

The theory and practice of third wave regional economic development strategies

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Dickes, L.A.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Clemson University
  • Published Location: United States -- South Carolina
  • ISBN: 9781124854984
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: South Carolina

In an environment of globalization and rapid technological change, entrepreneurship and innovation have become important objectives of state, regional, and local economic development policy. Entrepreneurial focused economic development strategies target state and regional efforts towards policies--such as cluster development, business i ....

The tyranny of remoteness: Changing and adapting pedagogical practices in distance education

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Lowrie, Tom; Jorgensen, Robyn.
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Pedagogies & Learning
  • Journal Number: 7.1
  • Publisher: eContent Management
  • Published Location: Australia
  • ISBN: 1833-4105
  • Country: Australia

Distance education (DE) learning environments are considerably different to those of typical classrooms where students engage on a face-to-face basis with their teachers and peers. In remote settings these face-to-face opportunities are limited and sometimes non-existent. This investigation focuses on the influence of new technologies on the peda ....

Three essays on innovation and regional economic development

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Shelton, Jon R.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Cleveland State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Ohio
  • ISBN: 9781267135032
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Ohio

The first essay develops a typology that identifies the multiple pathways, functions and operations where innovation can occur in a firm's internal business cycle based upon the extant literature that includes both technological and non-technological activities. This is an important step toward developing a comprehensive strategy for a ....

Toward a reconceptualization of regional development paths: Is Leipzig's media cluster a continuation of or a rupture with the past?

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Bathelt, Harald; Boggs, Jeffrey S
  • Journal Name: Economic Geography
  • Journal Number: Vol.79, No.3
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Published Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Country: Germany
  • State/Region: Saxony

This article develops a model of regional development that is then used to examine the evolution of two media industries in Leipzig, Germany. We note that the city's current media cluster, centered on television/film production and interactive digital media, shares little in common with the city's once-premier book publishing media clus ....

Trust in rural areas

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Braun, Patrice; Lowe, Julian
  • Journal Name: 2nd National Conference on the Future of Australia's Country Towns
  • ISBN: 1920948848
  • Country: Australia

Networking and the collaborative nature of the global economy reinforce tendencies towards geographical clustering of firms in specialist and related industries. This paper discusses cluster and network formation, networking, social capital and social network cohesion. How does trust influence business processes, economic sustainab ....

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