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[In]Sight: Australia’s Regional Competitiveness Index 2013 Technical Report

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Regional Australia Institute
  • Country: Australia

In establishing the Regional Australia Institute (RAI), stakeholders from the regions, government and academia emphasised the extent to which regional Australia has lacked consistent and accessible national level information to inform the discussion on regional development and to guide policy and investment decisions. To address th ....

[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 ....

ABS Small Business Statistics

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

Includes data over various years on characteristics of small businesses, home based small businesses, non-employing businesses, and structure of Australian busineses. Report Locationhttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/[email protected]/ViewContent?readform&view=ProductsbyTopic&Action=Expand&Num=3.15 ....

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 ....

Ambassadors to promote SA's premium and clean food and wine

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

Paper highlights the international promotion of South Australian food and wine by newly appointed ambassadors for the South Australian food industry.  Report Locationhttp://www.pir.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/189818/PIRSA_1307_01_21_premium-food-and-wine-newsletter.pdf ....

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 ....

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 ....

Bringing Business into Australian Regional Development

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

Much of Australia's insight into business conditions is dominated by metropolitan perspectives, particularly at the national level. However, we also know that regional businesses operate in a different context to those in our major cities and play an important role in many of the nation's most important industries.To bridge the gap between r ....

Building scale and sustaining growth: The surprising drivers of job creation

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Gary Kunkle
  • Publisher: Institute for Exceptional Growth Companies
  • Published Location: Cassopolis, MI
  • Country: United States

The past decade generated an abundance of headline events — the bursting dot-com bubble, 9-11, the banking crises, the home building meltdown, endless war, budget deficits, election cycles — the list goes on. Yet while most of us were looking the other way, a major shift occurred in the structure of the U.S. economy. From 2000 to 2010 the U.S ....

Central Victoria Solar City Annual Report 2010-11

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Central Victoria Solar City
  • Publisher: Central Victoria Solar City
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

In the 2010/11 Financial Year, Central Victoria Solar City (CVSC) engaged over 2,000 households in our region in energy saving activities. We delivered 1780 Home Energy Assessments, engaged 810 participants in a retrofit package, 528 participants in residential solar PV and 242 participants in solar hot water. This financial year, Central Victori ....

Corporate social responsibility in regional small and medium-sized enterprises in Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Moyeen, Abdul and Courvisanos, Jerry
  • Journal Name: The Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: Vol. 18 No. 3
  • Publisher: Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association
  • Published Location: Armidale, NSW
  • ISBN: 1324-0935
  • Country: Australia

The recognition that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is important for business sustainability has focused the bulk of research on explicit normative arguments for its adoption by large corporations. This ignores the role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the investigation of how such firms actually perform CSR activities. Thi ....

Don't Frack With Them

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Amanda Lohrey
  • Journal Name: The Monthly
  • Journal Number: August 2013
  • Publisher: Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd.
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic

In 1997, Merrill Lynch executive Peter Whish-Wilson stood at the window of his office in the South Tower of New York's World Trade Center and decided to give up his career in banking. When four years later a Boeing 767 flew into the tower, Whish-Wilson was back in Australia planning his life as a vintner in northern Tasmania.   The return ....

East Arnhem Land Business Development Approach: an interim review of IBA's approach to developing small businesses in East Arnhem Land

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: SGS Economics and Planning (Firm); Indigenous Business Australia
  • Publisher: Indigenous Business Australia
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

The East Arnhem Land Business Development Approach is a pilot business model for developing and supporting small businesses in remote Indigenous communities. To date, it has been implemented in several communities in the Arnhem Land region of the Northern Territory. The report presents an independent review of the business model, i ....

Evaluating Hands-on Small Business Assistance in the Latrobe Valley

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Barrett, Rowena; Billington, Leo; Neeson, Robyn
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 10, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Supporting and growing small business to develop an enterprise culture in the Latrobe Valley, is important given the effects of privatisation and restructuring of the power industry and the resultant high levels of unemployment. The focus for this paper is the context, process and outcome of delivering hands-on assistance to a grou ....

Formation of entrepreneurial intentions in a regional context

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Ewald Kibler
  • Journal Name: Entrepreneurship & Regional Development: An International Journal
  • Journal Number: 25.3-4
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 0898-5626
  • Country: Finland

Research on the impact of the regional environment in the very early phase of the business start-up process is currently limited. This paper contributes to the literature by analysing the influence of regional factors on the formation of entrepreneurial intentions within the theory of planned behaviour (TPB) framework. The rationale is based on t ....

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