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RAI's Proposed Regional Competitiveness Index

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Regional Australia Institute
  • Country: Australia

Australians face severe challenges in accessing and understanding the diversity of data that is available to explain where our regions are now and where they could be in the future. This report describes the Regional Australia Institute's (RAI) proposed approach to assessing the competitiveness of Australia's regions. ....

RDA Gold Coast Regional Profile 2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Regional Development Australia Gold Coast
  • Published Location: Southport, QLD
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Gold Coast, Queensland

The Gold Coast Regional Plan 2013 attempts to address the challenges and opportunities facing the Gold Coast region. The Gold Coast RDA has been working with a variety of business, government, community and environmental groups to identify the Gold Coast regional priorities. These priorities form the basis of the 2013-2016 Regional Plan. The fr ....

RDA Mid North Coast NSW Regional Plan 2013-2016

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: RDA Mid North Coast
  • Publisher: RDA Mid North Coast
  • Published Location: Port Macquarie, NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

The RDA Mid North Coast Regional Plan 2013-3016 incorporates the regional priorities of a very diverse list of stakeholders. It reflects the region’s long term 20 year vision that:  The people of the Mid North Coast will live and work in a place of innovation, opportunity and inclusion which makes the region a leader in social, envir ....

RDA Riverina Regional Plan 2013-2016

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Riverina
  • Published Location: Wagga Wagga, NSW

The RDA Riverina Regional Plan is a road map for the future development of the Riverina region. Through discussions and consultations with various stakeholders across the region and the review of existing planning documents a footprint for action has been developed. The key emerging priorities and issues are:  Infrastructure development- ....

Recent Australian market mechanisms as a component of an environmental policy that can make choices between sustainability and social justice

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: McKay J; Bjornlund H
  • Editors: Mobbs, C; Moore, K
  • Journal Name: Property: rights and responsibilities: current Australian thinking
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642760780
  • Country: Australia

Using markets mechanisms for tradeable water or pollution rights are being increasingly offered as rational solutions for environmental problems. The rational pursuit of personal gain through trading is assumed to promote increased efficiency in resource use and promote a reduction in the negative aspects of resource utilization. T ....

Regional Australia in a globalised economy: towards a responsible framework for regional development

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Australian Catholic Social Welfare Commission
  • Journal Name: Common Wealth: Applying Catholic Social Principles to Public Policy
  • Journal Number: Vol.8, No.1
  • Country: Australia

This document calls upon the federal government to respond to the new economic context for regional Australia with a responsible framework for regional development, arguing that the forces of economic change, evidenced by persistent and localised disadvantage within many regional communities, necessitate a renewed commitment to reg ....

Regional Aviation Competitiveness

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Emma Ferguson, Tammy Braybrook;Shebnem Pollack; David Smith
  • Journal Name: Working Papers
  • Journal Number: 41
  • Publisher: Bureau of Transport Economics (BTE)
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 64228305
  • Country: Australia

Regional airlines can be a lifeline in remote parts of Australia. Competitiveness is an important issue in the regional aviation industry. Although regional aviation has undergone deregulation in most jurisdictions over the last decade, many single-operator routes still exist. The impact of deregulation on air services in regional Australia is an ....

Regional Cluster Policies: Learning by Comparing?

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Gert-Jan Hospers and Sjoerd Beugelsdijk
  • Journal Name: Kyklos
  • Journal Number: 55.3
  • Publisher: Wiley

Over the past ten years the concept of regional clustering has gained much popularity in business, government and the academic world. In general, geographically concentrated cooperation is viewed as an organisational survival strategy in today’s intensely competitive business environment. Some authors even suggest that regional clustering is pa ....

Regional Competitiveness Index of Croatia 2010

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Alpeza, M; Delic, A; Jurlin, K; Peric, J; Peterka, SO; Singer, S; Vuckovic, V
  • Editors: Singer, S; Lenardic, M
  • Publisher: National Competitiveness Council
  • Published Location: Croatia
  • Country: Croatia

The Regional Competitiveness Index of Croatia 2010 is a continuation of measurements of competitiveness of Croatian regions and counties that, after analysis of initial positions in 2007, allows for monitoring of competitive improvements and overviews of comparative situations in the country's regions and counties. Today ....

Regional Competitiveness: An Elusive yet Key Concept?

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Kitson, M; Martin, R; Tyler, P
  • Journal Name: Regional Studies
  • Journal Number: 38.9
  • Publisher: Carfax Publishing

There is now widespread agreement that we are witnessing the ‘resurgence’ of regions as key loci in the organization and governance of economic growth and wealth creation. A previous special issue of this journal (‘Rethinking the Regions’, Regional Studies (2003) 37(6/7)) was devoted to recent developments and debates in regional developm ....

Regional growth, enterprising human capital and community engagement

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Garlick, Steve
  • Journal Name: International Conference on Engaging Communities
  • Country: Australia

What are the reasons for the concentrated and divergent nature of growth among regions? Enterprising human capital, the ability of regional residents to have an entrepreneurial capacity for knowledge activation, is identified as a key determinant of regional outcomes. This paper explains how enterprising human capital can be activa ....

Regional innovation strategies in the knowledge-based economy

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Park, Sam Ock
  • Journal Name: GeoJournal
  • Journal Number: Vol.53, No.1
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • Published Location: Wiesbaden, Netherlands
  • Country: South Korea

This paper aims to examine major regional innovation strategies for regional development in the knowledge-based economy in Korea. Innovation policy and Regional Innovation Systems (RIS) are becoming important issues in Korea in both national and regional perspectives. These issues have been evolving since the mid 1990s, especially since ....

Regional Innovation Systems

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: McCall, Tony
  • Publisher: The Institute for Regional Development - Cradle Coast Campus UTas
  • Country: Australia

Regional innovations systems are a response to the emerging view in the 1990s that national innovation systems were not necessarily successful in addressing the challenge of competitiveness in period of globalisation. Indeed, with the emergence of clusters as a local innovation system much of the emphasis on competitive advant ....

Regional labour market adjustment to competition policy reforms: a dynamic CGE framework for assessment

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Giesecke, James; Madden, John R.
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Labour Economics
  • Journal Number: Vol.6, No.3
  • Country: Australia

In this paper we investigate the impact on regional labour markets of an increase in primary factor productivity in the Utilities sector. We conjecture that such an increase in productivity is illustrative of the direct effects of national competition policy (NCP). We compute, at the regional level, indices of net labour inputs that are lost from ....

Rethinking the future of northern Australia's regions: more than mines, dams and development dreams

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: The Regional Australia Institute
  • State/Region: Northern Australia

Northern Australia remains the topic of fierce debate and renewed policy interest. While discussion often centres on the prospects for particular industries or projects, it is essential that the national debate and resulting policy frameworks take into account the diversity of situation and opportunity in the north. To identify the imperatives f ....

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