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The resource curse: new outback principalities and the paradox of plenty

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Langton, Marcia
  • Editors: Schultz, Julianne
  • Journal Name: Griffith Review
  • Journal Number: 28
  • ISBN: 1448-2924
  • Country: Australia

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The role of entrepreneurship in Canadian economic growth

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Matejovsky, Lukas
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Alberta (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494601518
  • Country: Canada

Regional income disparity continues to be a source of major concern for Canadian policymakers. This study explores the temporal pattern of income disparity for Canadian provinces, and seeks to identify the role of one particular determinant-- entrepreneurship--in explaining regional economic growth. The neoclassical growth framework is ....

The Role of Portable Sawmill Microenterprise Adoption in Promoting Rural Community Development and its Application in Small-Scale Forest Management

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Lupo, Crystal Victoria
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Auburn University
  • Published Location: United States -- Alabama
  • ISBN: 9781124504063
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Alabama

Changes have taken place in the United States economy over the past several years attributable to the overall global economic environment. As a result of the weakened U.S. economy, there is reduced demand for lumber and other wood-based products utilized within the housing market sector. The forest product industry plays a vital role in ....

Three Essays in Rural Development

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Weber, Jeremy G.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Published Location: United States -- Wisconsin
  • ISBN: 9781124363691
  • Country: Brazil, Mexico, Peru

The three essays study distinct issues related to the well-being of rural households. The first essay evaluates public investments in forest-based microenterprises as part of an integrated conservation and development project in the Brazilian Amazon. I use matching with regression methods to quantify the effects of program participation on h ....

Townsville: A Regional Development Case Study

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Tyrell, Les; Mellor, Peter; Monypenny, Richard
  • Journal Name: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland

Townsville (including the adjacent Burdekin Shire (Ayr), Dalrymple Shire (Charters Towers) and Hinchinbrook Shire (Ingham) in North Queensland) has had significant regional development growth in population and in private and public sector physical infrastructure over the last 20 years. The question that interests us in this paper i ....

Trade and regional inequality

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Rodriguez-Pose, Andres
  • Publisher: World Bank
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Washington DC

This paper examines the relationship between openness and within-country regional inequality across 28 countries over the period 1975-2005, paying special attention to whether increases in global trade affect the developed and developing world differently. Using a combination of static and dynamic panel data analysis, we find that while increases ....

Transcultural Rural and Remote Outreach Project: Building Partnerships Across the Great Divide

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Transcultural Mental Health Care
  • Journal Number: 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

NSW is the most culturally diverse state in Australia. According to ABS statistic, within NSW, 23.8% of the population were born overseas, with 16.8% of the population born in a non-primary English speaking country, a 7.9% increase between the 2001 to 2006 Census. NSW is also the largest settlement location in Australia, receiving approximately 4 ....

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 ....

Understanding Contexts of Family Violence in Rural, Farming Communities: Implications for Rural Women's Health

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Wendt, Sarah; Hornosty, Jennie
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 20, No. 1
  • Country: Australia, Canada

Research on family violence in rural communities in Australia and Canada has shown that women's experience of family violence is shaped by social and cultural factors. Concern for economic security and inheritance for children, closeness and belonging, and values of family unity and traditional gender roles are factors in rural com ....

Understanding, Enhancing and Managing for Social Resilience at the Regional Scale: Opportunities in North Queensland

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Ross, H; Cuthill C; Maclean K; Jansen D; Witt B
  • Publisher: Marine and Tropical Sciences Research Facility
  • Published Location: Cairns, Qld
  • ISBN: 9781921359521
  • Country: Australia

The concept of resilience in social-ecological systems has attracted considerable recent interest as a foundation for Natural Resource Management (NRM), yet there is a distinct knowledge gap when it comes to the social dimensions of resilience. This research project focused on developing a regional level social resilience monitoring and reportin ....

Urban-Rural Interface, Polycentric Development And Transportation Systems. Case Study: Bucharest Metropolitan Area

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Talânga, Cristian; Zamfir, Daniela; Stoica, Ilinca Valentina
  • Journal Name: Human Geographies
  • Journal Number: Vol.4, No.2
  • Publisher: Bucharest University
  • Published Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Country: Romania
  • State/Region: Bucharest

The article is aiming to analyse the concept of urban-rural interface. This concept is distinctively interpreted by various sciences such as physics, chemistry, biology, informatics and geography. The study is meaning to come up with an approach where polycentric development and the regional transport system play a part in adjusting and ....

Urban-rural migration, livelihood change and cultural identity among smallholder populations in western Para, Brazil

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: MacDonald, Trilby
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Michigan State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Michigan
  • ISBN: 9781124138817
  • Country: Brazil

My research examines why some smallholder farmers in the Brazilian Amazon are leaving agriculture and migrating large urban centers, and then returning to rural and peri-urban areas. My secondary research question explores to what extent identification with rural lifeways may play a part in influencing return migration. To understand wh ....

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 ....

Value Added!

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Michael Huxley
  • Publisher: Museums & Galleries NSW
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: NSW

Value Added! looks at the the economic and social contribution of cultural facilities and activities in Central NSW. The research for the first time reveals in hard figures the positive contribution to the local and regional communities and their economies made by the council operated facilities. The findings include their contribution to the reg ....

Views of agriculture: Understanding farmers' attitudes to identify strategies for improving rural landscape planning

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Thompson, Aaron William
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Purdue University
  • Published Location: United States -- Indiana
  • ISBN: 9781124530031
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Indiana

Increased concern over the loss of public support for agriculture, the conversion of farmland to urban development, and the growing recognition of the environmental impact of industrial agricultural practices demonstrate the challenges facing farmers today. The response to these challenges has varied and demonstrates the diversity of at ....

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