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Business Development

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 ....

Trust in rural areas

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Braun, Patrice; Lowe, Julian
  • Journal Name: 2nd National Conference on the Future of Australia's Country Towns
  • ISBN: 1920948848
  • Country: Australia

Networking and the collaborative nature of the global economy reinforce tendencies towards geographical clustering of firms in specialist and related industries. This paper discusses cluster and network formation, networking, social capital and social network cohesion. How does trust influence business processes, economic sustainab ....

UK Competitiveness Index 2010

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Huggins, Robert; Thompson, Piers
  • Publisher: Centre for International Competitiveness
  • Published Location: Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 1902829077
  • Country: United Kingdom

The UK Competitiveness Index, which was first introduced in April 2000, represents the most up-to-date, thorough and authoritative benchmarking of the competitiveness of the UK's regions and localities. The UK Competitiveness Index has been designed as an integrated measure of competitiveness focusing on both the development and sustainability o ....

Using the Internet to Enhance Small to Medium Sized Food Businesses

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Suku Bhaskaran
  • Publisher: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Barton, ACT
  • ISBN: 1741519802
  • Country: Australia

Small-to-medium sized food enterprises make significant contributions to the Australian economy through developing innovative products and new markets. They also generate opportunities for rural producers from whom these enterprises source raw materials and other inputs. However, small-to-medium sized food enterprises experience significant chall ....

Western Australian Regional Development Trust Annual Report 2012-2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Western Australian Regional Development Trust
  • Published Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Western Australian Regional Development Trust (Trust) is an independent statutory advisory body established under the Royalties for Regions Act (2009) that provides advice on the Royalties for Regions Fund to the Hon Brendon Grylls, MLA, Minister for Regional Development and Lands. The Trust plays an important role in providing independent ....

What Drives Regional Export Performance?: Comparing the Relative Significance of Market Determined and Internal Resource Factors

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Hodgkinson, Ann
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 1
  • Country: Australia

Previous analysis of networking activities among SME exporters in regional NSW, Australia indicates that they tended to be isolated entrepreneurs, who relied primarily on their internal innovation and marketing capacities rather than on local networks and clusters as suggested by regional development theory (Vaessen and Keeble, 199 ....

Where to Invest? A regional analysis of small town development needs in an Australian state

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Bradley S. Jorgensen; John F. Martin; Trevor Budge; Andrew Butt; Melissa Kennedy; Jeni Warburton
  • Journal Name: Regional and Urban Growth: Creative Minds and Commercial Spirits
  • Publisher: VU University, Amsterdam
  • Published Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Central governments are faced with decisions about which towns to invest in across administrative regions. Using a recent example from the Loddon Mallee region in the Australian state of Victoria this paper reports on research undertaken to assist policy makers at the state and local government levels to classify and group towns as a tool to assi ....

Why mode and regional context matter for entrepreneurship education

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Sascha G. Walter & Dirk Dohse
  • Journal Name: Entrepreneurship & Regional Development: An International Journal
  • Journal Number: 24.9-10
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Online

This study examines how modes of entrepreneurship education (active, such as business simulations, versus reflective, such as theory lectures) – alone and in interaction with the universities’ regional context – affect students’ self-employment intentions. Results from a cross-level analysis show that active modes are, irrespective of the ....

Working Communities International Congress 2013: Uniting to improve social and economic participation

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: OECD
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW

Held biennially, this year saw the third Working Communities International Congress hosted by the National Employment Services Association (NESA). The congress aimed to draw on work undertaken since the global financial crisis and review the ways in which job creation and labour market policies and programmes have been implemented to encourage th ....

Working differently to make a difference in Indigenous communities

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Jarvie, Wendy
  • Journal Name: Public Administration Today
  • Journal Number: 14
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

A five-year COAG trial program in the Murdi Paaki region of western New South Wales was operated by the then Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training and the New South Wales Department of Education and Training, in partnership with 16 Indigenous communities. The purpose of the program was to explore innovative ways of doing busi ....

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