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Developing Australia's Regions: Theory and Practice

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Beer, Andrew; Maude, Alaric; Pritchard, Bill
  • Publisher: University of New South Wales Press
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 9780868405483
  • Country: Australia

Draws national and international experience as well as regional development theory to set out the principles and strategies that can be used to establish a stronger future for our regions. A 'hands on' book that provides concrete guidance for policy makers, local government officials and economic development practitioners and will allow readers ....

Does the type of job matter?: Recruitment to Australia's Northern Territory

  • Author: Carson, D; Coe, K; Zander, K; Garnett, S
  • Journal Name: Employee Relations
  • Journal Number: 32.2
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 0142-5455
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

The aim of this paper is to synthesise three separate but similar studies into the motivations of accountants, engineers, and nurses to come to Australia's Northern Territory. Gordon's job structures model and the labour force development implications of staples thesis are to be used to provide a view of the differences between types of jobs. R ....

Eleventh Annual State Competitiveness Report

  • Year: 2011
  • Editors: Corte, Frank
  • Journal Name: State Competitiveness Report
  • Journal Number: 11
  • Publisher: Beacon Hill Institute, Suffolk University
  • Country: United States

The BHI State Competitiveness Index identifies how well a state performs in its ability to cultivate, for example, a solid base of scientists and engineers or how well a state is doing in protecting its environment while holding down utility costs. The index can point to whether a state can improve the productivity of its workers by cutting down ....

Endogenous Growth, Local Competitiveness and Regional Development: Western Australia ’ s Regional Cities, 2001-2011

  • Year: 2014
  • Author: Paul Plummer, Matthew Tonts and Kirsten Martinus
  • Journal Name: Journal of Economic and Social Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16 Issue 1
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Recent policy discourse on the dynamics of regional development has centred on growing levels of uneven development – the patchwork economy – and the importance of local competitiveness as a driver of growth. In this paper,we examine both of these issues in the context of the state's regional capital cities. Drawing on recent work in endogeno ....

Engaging the productive ageing: enhancing regional and university viability, and senior health through an enterprising ageing population

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Garlick, S; Waterman, Peter
  • Journal Name: International Conference on Engaging Communities
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

The Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay regions of Queensland reflect the growing regionalisation of Australia's rapidly ageing population. The project described in this paper focuses on engaging the under utilised enterprising capabilities of the ageing population to achieve a range of objectives. The universities located within the Sunsh ....

Food and Fibre Export Performance Report

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Ridley, L.
  • Editors: Purcell, C.
  • Publisher: Victorian Government, Department of Environment and Primary Industries
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This report provides information on the value of Victorian and Australian food and fibre exports. The report is prepared by the Trade and Investment Branch and is focused on export performance by industry and key export markets for the 2008-09 to 2012-13 financial years. Victorian food and fibre exports were valued at $9.4 billion ....

Free Movement of Workers and Labour Market Adjustment: Recent Experiences from OECD Countries and the European Union

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: OECD
  • Journal Number: No. 60103
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • Published Location: Paris, France
  • ISBN: 978-92-64-17718-5

This publication presents recent evidence and analytical work on the impact and future perspectives of demographic trends in the workforce, taking also into account education, skills and geographical mobility. It pays particular attention to the labour mobility patterns generated by the development of free mobility in Europe and similar developme ....

Getting doctors into the bush: General Practitioners' preferences for rural location

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Scott, Anthony; Witt, Julia; Humphreys, John; Joyce, Catherine; Kalb, Guyonne; Jeon, Sung-Hee; McGrail, Matthew
  • Journal Name: Social Science & Medicine
  • Journal Number: 96
  • Publisher: Pergamon Press Inc.
  • Published Location: United Kingdom
  • ISBN: 02779536
  • Country: Australia

A key policy issue in many countries is the maldistribution of doctors across geographic areas, which has important effects on equity of access and health care costs. Many government programs and incentive schemes have been established to encourage doctors to practise in rural areas. However, there is little robust evidence of the effectiveness o ....

Government response to the Productivity Commission report on the impact of competition policy reforms on rural and regional Australia

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Commonwealth Government
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Government
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • Country: Australia

The Productivity Commission was asked to examine the economic and social impact of competition policy and related infrastructure reforms introduced at the Commonwealth, State and local government levels, and to identify measures to increase the flow of benefits or mitigate any transitional costs arising from the implementation of c ....

Identification of opportunities to support structural adjustment in the Latrobe Valley region

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Fairbrother, P; Snell, D; Cairns, G; Bamberry, L; Tyler, M; Pape, M; Rioux, C; Carroll-Bell, S; Suraci, S
  • Publisher: Centre For Sustainable Organisations and Work
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This report presents the key findings of a project on the opportunities for investment and job growth in the Latrobe Valley. Report LocationClick here to view the full publication ....

Impact of Competition Policy Reforms on Rural and Regional Australia

  • Year: 1999
  • Author: Productivity Commission
  • Publisher: Productivity Commission
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1740370244
  • Country: Australia

The Commission's primary task has been to investigate and report on the effects of NCP on people, businesses and communities, especially in country Australia. The Commission has looked at the effects to date and likely long-run effects on country Australia and the nation as a whole. It has sought to disentangle the effects of NCP&n ....

Measurement of Lithuanian Regions by Regional Competitiveness Index

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Snieška, V; Bruneckienė J
  • Journal Number: 61
  • Country: Lithuania

The theoretical and practical aspects of the measurement of regional competitiveness by a composite index are analyzed in this article. While the concept of regional competitiveness is not formed yet at the academic level and the method of competitiveness measurement, which is grounded methodologically and accepted genera ....

Neoliberalism, individualism and prospects for regional renewal

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Gray, Ian; Lawrence, Geoffrey
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol.11, No.3
  • Country: Australia

Since the early 1980s, Australian governments have embraced neoliberal policies as a means of improving the nation's global economic competitiveness. The impacts of such policies in regional areas have been quite profound, leading to socio-economic polarisation, population loss, and the growth of anti-globalisation sentiments. In t ....

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 ....

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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