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Innovation Science and Technology

Regional Australia in the digital economy

  • Year: 2014
  • Publisher: Australian Communications and Media Authority

Regardless of where people live in Australia, they are increasingly going online and using the internet more frequently. Use of the internet via mobile phones has seen the biggest increase across Australia, with mobile phone internet services typically being used as a complementary service to a home internet connection. Across all regions, Aust ....

Regional Australians Online

  • Year: 2016
  • Publisher: Australian Communications and Media Authority

This research snapshot provides an update to the Regional Australia in the digital economy snapshot, released by the ACMA in August 2014. In this snapshot, areas of Australia are categorised into one of four types of regions, based on the population of the area. Definitions of region types used in the snapshot are outlined in the research methodo ....

Regional collaboration infrastructure

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Martinez-Fernandez, Cristina
  • Journal Name: Australian Planner
  • Journal Number: Vol.41, No.4
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Regional innovation has been incorporated into planning debates broadening the view of the crucial role that networks play in regional development as vehicles of knowledge and innovation. Research in this area has focused on the effects of the 'innovative milieu' (Maillat 1991; Kogut et al. 1993: Capello 1999; Camagni 1999) and recently into syst ....

Regional development, innovation, skill needs and training: a pilot study in the Shire of Gannawarra, Victoria

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Selby Smith, Chris; Ferrier, Fran
  • Publisher: Centre for the Economics of Education and Training
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

While all enterprises from time to time experience difficulties in accessing the particular education and training they need to meet their skill requirements, those in regional areas sometimes face greater challenges, particularly if they are located at some distance from metropolitan centres. These difficulties can occur at any ti ....

Regional Economic Development: Exploring the ‘Role of Government’ in Porter’s Industrial Cluster Theory

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Wickham, Mark
  • Journal Name: CRIC Cluster conference. Beyond Cluster- Current Practices & Future Strategies
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

Porter's Industrial Cluster Theory (ICT) is a theoretical framework that achieved prominence in Australian economic policy development. Despite its widespread adoption, however, Australia has remained significantly below the OECD average in terms of its industrial clusters' contributions to real wealth creation. In order to understand the positiv ....

Regional innovation strategies in the knowledge-based economy

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Park, Sam Ock
  • Journal Name: GeoJournal
  • Journal Number: Vol.53, No.1
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Wiesbaden, Netherlands
  • Country: South Korea

This paper aims to examine major regional innovation strategies for regional development in the knowledge-based economy in Korea. Innovation policy and Regional Innovation Systems (RIS) are becoming important issues in Korea in both national and regional perspectives. These issues have been evolving since the mid 1990s, especially since ....

Regional Innovation Systems

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: McCall, Tony
  • Publisher: The Institute for Regional Development - Cradle Coast Campus UTas
  • Country: Australia

Regional innovations systems are a response to the emerging view in the 1990s that national innovation systems were not necessarily successful in addressing the challenge of competitiveness in period of globalisation. Indeed, with the emergence of clusters as a local innovation system much of the emphasis on competitive advant ....

Regional Innovation Systems: Which Role for Public Policies and Innovation Agencies? Some Insights from the Experience of an Italian Region

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Annamaria Fiore, Maria Jennifer Grisorio & Francesco Prota
  • Journal Name: European Planning Studies
  • Journal Number: 19.8
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Online
  • Country: Italy

Increasing globalization, if properly exploited, can provide interesting opportunities for regional economies. Nevertheless, when they are not managed with a far-sighted approach, regions, and particularly those at an intermediate level of development, can lose their comparative advantages compared with regions of developing countries. Innovation ....

Regions Matter: Economic Recovery, Innovation and Sustainable Growth

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • ISBN: 9789264076518

Why do some regions grow faster than others, and in ways that do not always conform to economic theory? This is a central issue in today's economic climate, when policy makers are looking for ways to stimulate new and sustainable growth. OECD work suggests that there is no one-size-fits-all answer to regional growth policy. Rather, regions grow ....

Resilience and Innovation in Indigenous Communities

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Scott, Pennie; Lovett, Anwen
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • Country: Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, India

The on‐line searches will include case studies of positive examples from around the world. Direct contacts will be made with leaders and principals of the selected case studies, to have conversations with them and learn of the nuances which occurred and as part of the process of development, which will be on‐going. • Contact and dialogue wi ....

Rethinking the future of northern Australia's regions: more than mines, dams and development dreams

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: The Regional Australia Institute
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

Northern Australia remains the topic of fierce debate and renewed policy interest. While discussion often centres on the prospects for particular industries or projects, it is essential that the national debate and resulting policy frameworks take into account the diversity of situation and opportunity in the north. To identify the imperatives f ....

Rockhampton Regional Industry Profile: identifying opportunities for innovation clustering

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Kinnear, Susan; Tucker, Gail
  • Publisher: Central Queensland University
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Regional business and industry are critical players in regional innovation systems, yet there is currently no reliable way to assess the actual makeup of these entities in regional Australia. This project set out to provide a comprehensive and current business audit for the Rockhampton region, and then to use that information to identify the pote ....

Role of the Entrepreneurial Sector in the Regional Development: Case Study Gorj County

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Braghina, Cristian; Talânga, Cristian; Zamfir, Daniela; Cepoiu, Andreea Loreta
  • Journal Name: Human Geographies
  • Journal Number: Vol.4, No.1
  • Publisher: Bucharest University
  • Published Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Country: Romania
  • State/Region: Gorj

The entrepreneurial sector has hardly existed in Romania before 1989. Usually this was restricted to rural spaces, excluded from the cooperative system, and generally, it did not extend beyond a familial level. The connection between the entrepreneurial initiative and the functional structuring of the geographic space is obvious in the ....

RS Fiber: Fertile Fields for New Rural Internet Cooperative

  • Year: 2016
  • Author: Scott Carlson and Christopher Mitchell
  • Country: United States of America
  • State/Region: Renville and Sibley Counties

In south central Minnesota, 17 townships and 10 cities are forging a historic path to bring high speed Internet access to their communities by forming a new telecommunications cooperative. Report LocationClick here to view the full report ....

Rural ageing-in-place: community connectedness, health and wellbeing - an opportunity for new technologies?

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Feist, Helen Ruth; Parker, Kelly Lyn; Howard, Natasha Jayne; Hugo, Graeme John
  • Journal Name: Public Health Bulletin South Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.8, No.1
  • Publisher: Department of Health
  • Country: Australia

The Linking Rural Older People to Community through Technology project (the project) aims to improve access and connection to the wider community for older Australians in rural and remote locations through the use of new communication technologies. The focus on community connectedness is framed within a demographic and geographical perspective, p ....

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