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Innovation Science and Technology

Financial and externality impacts of high-speed broadband for telehealth

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Mitchell, Scott; Pezzullo, Lynne
  • Publisher: Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) requested Access Economics to report on the financial and externality impacts of ubiquitous high-speed broadband in relation to health and aged care costs, in particular the impacts that would result from increased use of: ■ tele-medicine for remote consultations; ■ ....

From R&D to Productivity Growth: Investigating the role of innovation adoption in Australian agriculture

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Katarina Nossal
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781742541273
  • Country: Australia

Innovation is a key driver of productivity and economic growth and of the competitiveness of agriculture and other industries. However, because the innovation process is complex and innovation data is limited, its links with R&D investment and its effects on productivity are difficult to quantify. This RIRDC report evaluates the role of innov ....


  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Deloitte Growth Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

G21 Information Communication Technologies (ICT) Opportunities Study (November 2007) explores how the G21 region can build on current ICT assets. Produced by consultants Deloitte, the study identifies threats and opportunities the region needs to address to become an ICT leader. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

G21 Region Telecommunications Needs Assessment Report

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Housley Consulting
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Housley Consulting was engaged by the G21 Geelong Regional Alliance, to undertake a Telecommunications Needs Assessment Study of the region to indicate where G21 should direct their supportive effort in relation to telecommunications. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

Growing old in rural Tasmania: a pilot study of service needs and the impact of migration patterns to and from rural settings

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Orpin, Peter; Walker, Judi; Stratford, Elaine; Robinson, Andrew; Vickers, James; Bull, Rosalind; Felmingham, Bruce; Behrens, Heidi; Boyer, Kim
  • Journal Name: Exploring the meaning of ageing through practice, policy and research: Australian Association of Gerontology 38th National Conference
  • ISBN: 0975831003
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

This paper reports the results of a pilot research project examining the health service needs of rural and regional seniors in the Cradle Coast communities of north west Tasmania. The study examined older peoples' living situation, mobility, education and employment, financial status, quality of life and activities, social networks ....

Handbook of Regional Innovation and Growth

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Philip Cooke; Bjorn Terje Asheim; Ron Boschma
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781848444171

Today, economic growth is widely understood to be conditioned by productivity increases which are, in turn, profoundly affected by innovation. This volume explores these key relationships between innovation and growth, bringing together experts from both fields to compile a unique Handbook. The Handbook considers innovation from fresh perspective ....

High technology policy in the Alpes-Maritimes and in British Columbia: Two cases of adapting regional economies to globalization

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: van den Hoven, Adrian
  • Journal Name: Journal of Canadian Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol.37, No.4
  • Publisher: Trent University
  • Published Location: Peterborough, Canada
  • Country: France, Canada
  • State/Region: Alpes-Maritimes, British Columbia

The main problem with building Sophia Antipolis, however, did not lie in the different conceptions of the A-M departmente and Pierre Lafitte, but in the geography of the region. The A-M is a big department that consists mainly of a mountainous region that is difficult to access. The population is concentrated largely along the coastline ....

How to foster investments in long-term assets such as infrastructure

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Déau, Thierry
  • Journal Name: OECD Journal: Financial Market Trends
  • Journal Number: Vol. 2011 - Issue 1
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • ISBN: 1995-2872

Mobilising private sector funding is essential in bridging the infrastructure funding gap. This can be done by appropriate regulation, targeted public financial support, and active involvement by institutional investors. Creating an appropriate policy framework and lifting regulatory constraints on long-term investments will foster financial stab ....

Impacts of telecommunications infrastructure and its spillover effects on regional economic growth in China

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Liu, Yanchun
  • Editors: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: George Mason University
  • Published Location: United States -- Virginia
  • ISBN: 9780549952381
  • Country: China

This dissertation empirically tests the impacts of telecommunications infrastructure as well as its spillover effects on regional economic growth in China. Based on data for 29 regions of China for the period 1986-2006, a panel data approach is used in the context of conditional convergence theory for estimation. A modified shift-share ....

Impacts of Teleworking under the NBN

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Havyatt, Susan; Hutley, Nicki; Simes, Ric; Terrill, Daniel
  • Publisher: Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

Access Economics has been commissioned by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy to undertake an analysis of the benefits of teleworking, including a broad quantitative assessment of the benefits of teleworking. The term 'teleworking' is used broadly to refer to any work that is conducted outside of the&nbs ....

Industry Atlas of Victoria 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Serey Thir, Jolyon Ellis-Jones, TJ Hone, Toby Motoi, Bettina Neira, Pin Ng, Stephen Ryan, Stephanie Gregory.
  • Publisher: Department of State Development, Business and Innovation, State Government of Victoria.
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Victoria
  • ISBN: 978-1-921572-95-1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

What kinds of industries are located in Victoria and where do skilled Victorians live and work? How have changes in the Victorian economy affected the distribution of businesses and people? Produced by the Department, the Industry Atlas of Victoria answers these and many other similar questions. It is a graphic snapshot of the State's economy ....

Informing community planning for the knowledge-based economy: A case study of Manitoba's rural bilingual municipalities

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Anderson, Leanne
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Manitoba (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494634905
  • Country: Canada

This thesis reviews the current literature about the knowledge-based economy (KBE) and explores why the KBE doesn't appear to be on the agendas of community based economic development practitioners, referred to in this study as 'the gap'. Policy responses by the federal government for the KBE in Canada are reviewed, as are internationa ....

Innovation and economic performance

  • Year: 2006
  • Journal Name: OECD Economic Surveys
  • Journal Number: 10
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • Country: Canada

Innovation plays a key role in economic progress and lifting living standards. The most critical factor in encouraging innovation is getting the framework conditions right so that businesses can flourish. This chapter concentrates on the more specific aspects of innovation in Canada to identify where policies could be improved. It first ....

Innovation in Local Government: Defining the Challenge, Making the Change

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Evans, Mark; Aulich, Chris; Howard, Anne; Peterson, Megan; Reid, Richard
  • Publisher: Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia

A Better Practice Guide about innovation and change in Australian local government and how such concepts might be practically considered within the sector. Report LocationClick here to access the full report ....

Innovation in rural Queensland: Why some towns thrive while others languish

  • Author: Plowman; Ashkanasy; Gardner
  • Publisher: University of Queensland
  • Published Location: Brisbane, Qld
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

All people have mobility choices, to move towards a community that is attractive; to stay in a community that is attractive relative to the cost of moving elsewhere; or to move away from a community that is unattractive. The critical question is: Who moves; who doesn’t; and why? Surprisingly, patterns of mobility are not random. Those who move ....

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