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Business Development

Mobility and agency: Private sector development in rural central China

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Kostka, Genia
  • Journal Name: China Journal, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 67
  • Country: China

Economic inequality is a continuing challenge for China. According to a recent World Bank report, China's Gini Coefficient rose to .47 in 2009, from .28 thirty years ago, indicating rising income inequalities. The rising rural-urban income gap is particularly challenging, as incomes of urban residents are now 3.3 times greater than ....

New Connections Driving Innovation and Productivity

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Brian Ramsay
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 9781742542232
  • Country: Australia

This report examines the impact that broadband technology is having on the information and communications technology capabilities of regional industries. Changing capabilities are enhancing the productivity of rural businesses as internal efficiencies are realised, market access is increased and better relationships within the supply chain are po ....

Northern Australia Statistical Compendium 2009

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE)
  • Publisher: Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics
  • Published Location: Canberra
  • ISBN: 978-1-921260-36-0
  • Country: Australia

The Northern Australia Statistical Compendium was prepared by BITRE with the assistance of the Office of Northern Australia, with the aim of compiling a base of factual information that would contribute to improved understanding of the economic and social developments in this region. The compendium discusses essential characteristics of Northern ....

Northern Inland Digital Economy Strategy for Business

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Attentive Consulting
  • Publisher: RDA Northern Inland NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

RDA Northern Inland Digital Economy Strategy was commissioned to focus on centering the benefits and opportunities of high speed broadband to achieve improved and sustained economic development through fostering growth of existing private sector businesses while also providing an attractive environment for the establishment of new technology firm ....

Northern Rivers Regional Profile 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Northern Rivers
  • Published Location: Lismore, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Northern Rivers Regional Profile 2013 supports the Northern Rivers Regional Plan 2013-2016. It presents a myriad data on our population, income, employment, housing, health, transport, business and industry, the regional economy, energy, infrastructure, the environment and our natural and cultural heritage. Many of the tables and charts compa ....

Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries Industry Development Plan 2013-2017

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries
  • Published Location: Darwin, NT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

Northern Territory Derpartment of Primary Industry and Fisheries Industry Development Plan 2013-2017 supports the Department's position of improving growth in primary industries and fisheries industry in the Northern Territory.  Report Location ....

Our Region Our Future: Securing an economic future for Gippsland and Latrobe Valley

  • Year: 2016
  • Publisher: Committee for Gippsland
  • State/Region: Gippsland and Latrobe Valley

In December 2015, the Committee for Gippsland initiated a project to inform and drive a recommended approach to industry transitioning in the Latrobe Valley. The project established a number of methods of data gathering to inform this report's findings and recommendations. These included a business survey that went out to 2,000 small to medium bu ....

Perceptions of climate change impacts, adaptation and limits to adaption in the Australian Alps: the ski-tourism industry and key stakeholders

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Morrison, Clare; Pickering, Catherine M
  • Journal Name: Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • Journal Number: 21.2
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 09669582
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: The Australian Alps

This paper explores perceptions of ski-tourism representatives and other regional stakeholders about climate change impacts, limits to tourism development and adaptation strategies in the Australian Alps. This area faces rising temperatures, declining rain and snow falls, and shorter skiing seasons. Open-ended interviews examined the perceptions, ....

Perceptions of Innovation from Australian SMEs: A regional perspective

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Vitartas, P. & Kinnear, S.
  • Editors: Kinnear, S., Charters, K. & Vitartas, P. (eds)
  • Journal Name: Regional Advantage and Innovation: Achieving National Outcomes
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • Published Location: Heidelberg
  • Country: Australia

This chapter describes the results of an Australian national survey undertaken in late 2011, with the specific focus of innovation in regional areas. The data reflects information from over 500 respondents from small and medium sized business across the full range of industry categories. The key themes were that innovation is well understood by r ....

Pilbara Planning and Infrastructure Framework

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Planning Western Australia
  • Publisher: Western Australian Government
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Pilbara, Western Australia

The Pilbara Planning and Infrastructure Framework defines a strategic direction for the future development of the Pilbara region over the next 25 years. It seeks to ensure that development and change in the Pilbara is achieved in a way that improves people’s lives and enhances the character and environment of the region. Report LocationClick ....

Political economy determinants of public investment decision-making in agriculture

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Mogues, Tewodaj
  • Publisher: International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Published Location: Washington D.C.

Public investments in agriculture in Africa can have profound effects on productivity in the sector. It is therefore important to understand how budgetary allocation decisions are made. For example, what are the reasons for persistent underinvestment in agricultural research on the African continent? A mere reference to ignorance of policymakers ....

Preparing Entrants to Farming - Scoping Programs and Strategies

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Ian Reeve, Richard Stayner
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741513049
  • Country: Australia

The report describes the entry paths by which people commonly take up a career in farming and discusses some of the problems which may compromise a successful entry into farming. Programs and policy approaches used overseas to deal with these problems are reviewed, and the implications for Australian educational provision discussed. Report Loca ....

Profit Contingent Loans for Social and Community Investments in Economically Disadvantaged Regions

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Chapman, Bruce; Simes, Ric
  • Journal Name: Public Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 1, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

It is argued in this paper that an externality might exist for economically disadvantaged areas, and this might take various forms. If this is the case, it is argued in the paper that public sector intervention of various types could be required. The important contribution of the paper lies in the outlining of a different approach for&n ....

Prospects and Challenges for the Hunter: A strategic economic study

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Deloitte Access Economics
  • Publisher: RDA Hunter
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The Hunter is Australia’s largest regional area, encompassing 11 Local Government Areas and the nation’s seventh largest city, Newcastle. In many ways, the Hunter can be considered as a microcosm of the national economy, with significant exposure to resources, agriculture, energy production, defence and service industry bases, and a large urb ....

Quantifying entrepreneurship and its impact on local economic performance: A spatial assessment in rural Switzerland

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Daniel Baumgartner, Tobias Schulz & Irmi Seidl
  • 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: Switzerland

Regional and rural development policies in Europe increasingly emphasize entrepreneurship to mobilize the endogenous economic potential of rural territories. This study develops a concept to quantify entrepreneurship as place-dependent local potential to examine its impact on the local economic performance of rural territories in Switzerland. The ....

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