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The Hunter Region: An Economic Profile

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: John Wilkinson
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All Regions

This e-brief presents a survey of the Hunter region, with a focus on the areas of activity that are now the main sources of employment. Report Location$File/Newcastle+and+the+Hunter+GG+2.pdf ....

The impact of good governance and decentralization reforms on the effectiveness of local authorities: The case of Saudi municipalities

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Almarshad, Sultan O.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Connecticut
  • Published Location: United States -- Connecticut
  • ISBN: 9781124566238
  • Country: Saudi Arabia

Since the early 1990s, Saudi Arabia has placed great emphasis on political and administrative reforms in order to strengthen local authorities and create more opportunities for citizen participation in decision-making. Therefore, it is important to inquire to what extent the intended goals and objectives of these reforms have been achie ....

The Influence of Social Contingencies on Teacher Education Students Undertaking a Rural Internship

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Hemmings, Brian; Kay, Russell; Kerr, Ron
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Hughes (1999) categorised non-work demands such as domestic responsibilities and health of family members (including self) as social contingencies. A literature review on social contingencies, examined from a medical, nursing, and allied health standpoint, revealed that certain factors, especially related to financial matters, impa ....

The local beneath the national and global - institutional education, credentialed natural resource management (NRM) and rural community (UN) sustainability

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Franklin, Janice
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

The implementation of strategies for national and global outcomes has in some instances left rural community resources and practices devalued and disturbed and rural people demoralised with the result that local community sustainability has been compromised. Formal education in Australia is about many things, but is rarely sympathe ....

The presidents' perspective of the rural community colleges' role in economic development: A grounded theory approach

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Bigelow, Susan L.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Colorado State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Colorado
  • ISBN: 9781267096340
  • Country: United States

The purpose of this qualitative study was to construct a substantive theory with a core category and related categories that provides an explanation for how presidents of tribal colleges and community colleges in rural areas come to understand economic development and how they act on that understanding. The single situation grounded the ....

The Quiet Revolution in Natural Resource Management Community Engagement

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Inovact Consulting
  • Publisher: Inovact Consulting
  • Country: Australia

The project involved a review of the effectiveness of community skills, knowledge and engagement (CSKE) in natural resource management under the Australian Government's Caring for Our Country program. The program involves significant investments of public funds. Organisations in 56 NRM regions across Australia receive an annual base-level alloca ....

The regional economic impacts of introducing dual function forestry into an agricultural landscape

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Cockfield, Geoff; Chalmers, Linden; Apan, Armando; Thompson, David
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 17, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

A greenhouse gas emissions abatement scheme that includes payments for sequestration could encourage the establishment of plantations in agricultural areas, which could in turn, change regional economic output. This study is an examination of the regional economic impacts of establishing woodlots for both timber production and carb ....

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 second transformation of southern Australian agriculture, regional landscapes and communities

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Meyer, Wayne; Radcliffe, John
  • Journal Name: Agricultural Science
  • Journal Number: Vol. 23, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

The development and evolution of Australian agricultural practice is a story of rapid and transformational adaption. The importation of European agricultural species and methods needed subsequent major changes to cope with the great diversity of climates, soils and competing vegetation in this highly weathered land. Initial, labour ....

The Sustainability of Australia’s Country Towns: Renewal, Renaissance, Resilience

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Martin, J; Budge, T
  • Publisher: Victorian Universities Regional Research Network (VURRN) Press
  • Published Location: Ballarat, Victoria
  • ISBN: 9781921915116
  • Country: Australia

This recently published book is based on the third Australian Country Towns conference held in Bendigo late in 2010 and is a timely reminder of the diversity of Australia's country towns and the unique challenges each faces. Over seventeen chapters, the book considers the sustainability of these places from a number of perspectives: leadership; ....

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 ....

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 ....

Townsville Futures Plan: A Second Capital for Queensland

  • Year: 2011
  • Publisher: Department of Local Government and Planning
  • Published Location: Townsville, Queensland
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The Townsville Futures Plan outlines a range of recommendations to determine the way forward for Townsville in a manner which will deliver significant benefits for the region into the future. The Townsville Futures Plan is the result of a range of existing planning initiatives and deliberations by the Townsville Futures Plan Taskforce. The task ....

Transport Infrastructure for Australia’s Agricultural Needs

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Catherine Tulloh, David Pearce
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781742542768
  • Country: Australia

Transport is a fundamental 'finishing component' of agricultural production. Inefficient or insufficient transport infrastructure reduces the ability of producers to meet consumer demands and to achieve a fair return for their product. Efficient transport infrastructure planning that both recognises the unique nature of agricultural production an ....

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