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Economic Growth

The rural population transformation and education in Australia

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: McSwan, David
  • Journal Name: Education in Rural Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.13, No.2
  • Country: Australia

This paper aims to relate the Australia data on rural-urban migration and economic change to education. It illustrates that there has been scant policy attention to the fundamental role of education in the changing nature of Australia's rural areas. Australia's rural policy has been firmly driven by the massive political power of the rural indust ....

The survival of the Indigenous economy: theoretical approaches

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Sercombe, Howard
  • Journal Name: Ngoonjook
  • Journal Number: 27
  • Country: Australia

This paper is part of a larger study on how economically successful Indigenous people manage their involvement in the Indigenous economy and the mainstream economy at the same time. It attempts to develop some ideas about the Indigenous economy: how it works, and how it has been able to survive under the domination (and sometimes direct attack) o ....

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 ....

The Two-speed Australian Economy - the Decline of Sydney's Labour Market

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Mitchell, William; Bill, Anthea
  • Journal Name: People and Place
  • Journal Number: Vol. 14, No. 4
  • Country: Australia

Australia is experiencing a two-speed economy in which New South Wales and Sydney are doing poorly in comparison to the mining regions of Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory. Several factors contributing to the two-speed phenomenon: the terms of trade for base metal commodities; the decline in manufacturing; th ....

The value of Australia’s tropical river ecosystem services

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Straton, A, Zander, K
  • Publisher: Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge (TRaCK)
  • ISBN: 9781921576164
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland, Northern Territory, Western Australia

This project provides assessments of the potential impacts of future development scenarios on the ecosystem services of Australia's tropical rivers. In doing so, this work builds on existing knowledge of the values and assets of Australia's tropical rivers by identifying the ecosystem services of Australia's tropical river systems, their contribu ....

THINKING REGIONAL AND RURAL: Guidelines for assessing regional and rural impacts of government policy and legislation

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Regional Policy Advisory Committee
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

‘Thinking Regional and Rural’ is a new guidebook and online tool for all Victorian Government policy makers designed to place regional and rural issues front and centre. It’s a must-read to increase your knowledge and understanding of regional and rural issues. By systematically considering regional and rural areas in developing policy and ....

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 ....

Transitioning Towns Toolbox

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Loddon Mallee
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

This booklet has been designed as a resource to assist small towns in the Loddon Mallee that find themselves in transition. Small towns dominate the Loddon Mallee landscape and the majority of them are currently undergoing significant social and economic shift. Not all the forces propelling this transition are linked to the economy, however, majo ....

Ukraine - Moving forward on regional development and regional policy

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: World Bank
  • Publisher: World Bank
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Washington

The report considers the evolving experience in Ukraine, and looks at lessons from other countries in order to spur thinking about how best to move forward in the development of regional policy. In the context of a transition economy, accurately measuring the changes that are underway is difficult. The statistical system itself is in transition, ....

Wayanad widows: A study of sustainable rural economic development using renewable energy technology for micro enterprise in Kerala, India

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Voorhees, Maire Claire
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Prescott College
  • Published Location: United States -- Arizona
  • ISBN: 9781124377636
  • Country: India
  • State/Region: Kerala

This thesis examines the situation of the farmer widows of Wayanad, Kerala through exploration of the underlying agricultural and economic issues leading to farmers' suicides, the current state of the environment in the Wayanad District of Kerala, India, and an economic model of micro-entrepreneurship to address economic and social issu ....

Western Australia Department of Regional Development Royalties for Regions Progress Report July 2012-June 2013

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

Through the delivery of the $6.5billion Program the State Government is investing for a brighter future for regional Western Australia. Since 2008 the State’s long-term focus on regional development has been supported by state-wide investments using Royalties for Regions funding. With the reinvestment of 25% of mining and onshore petroleum roya ....

What determines public expenditure allocations?

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Mogues, Tewodaj
  • Publisher: International Food Policy Research Institute

This paper addresses the determinants of public expenditure policies, by reviewing theories and empirical investigations of what features explain the budget process and how the various attributes of actors—including politicians, bureaucrats, interest groups, and donors—and of institutions and political and economic governance environments aff ....

Wheatbelt Regional Plan 2013-2018

  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: RDA Wheatbelt
  • Published Location: Western Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

The Wheatbelt Regional Plan is a five year strategic outlook for the Wheatbelt region that aims to inform decision makers about appropriate policy for the area and provide a focus for investment. The plan has been developed through extensive consultation as well as desk top research to ensure that the actions and strategies identified are based ....

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 ....

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