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Title Regional advantage and innovation : achieving Australia's national outcomes / Susan Kinnear, Kate Charters, Peter Vitartas, editors.
Imprint Heidelberg ; New York : Physica-Verlag, 2013.

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Subject Regional economics -- Australia.
Australia -- Economic policy.
Alt Name Kinnear, Susan.
Charters, Kate.
Vitartas, Peter.
Description 1 online resource
polychrome rdacc
Contents REGIONS, REGIONAL ADVANTAGE AND INNOVATION -- An Introduction -- COMMENTARY AND ANALYSIS -- Innovation in Regional Australia: Effective, Lagging or Under-Utilised? -- The Challenges of Delivering a 'Sustainable Australia' -- Transitions in Regional Development Policy: Comparative to Competitive Advantage -- Integrating Innovation, Sustainability and Regional Development Goals: Delivering on National Policy Through 'Regional Collaboratives' -- Smart Companies, Smart Regions--The Innovation Challenge for Regional Business -- Regions and Innovation: A Reflection -- PRAXIS CASE STUDIES -- Harnessing the People Factor for Regional Development: The Central Queensland Innovation Accord -- The Advantage of Social Indicators in Strengthening Rural Communities: Lessons from Mildura, Victoria -- Evocities: The Regional Livability Success Story -- A Case Study of Katanning: Innovation for Cultural Dividend -- Empowering People and Enterprises with Strong Cultural and Territorial Identity: A Case Study of Setomaa, Estonia -- A Collaborative Effort in Regional Response and Recovery: Innovative Ways to Manage Extreme Flooding in Rockhampton -- Catalysing Regional Business Development Through High Speed Broadband: Opportunities and Risks -- Developing Renewable Energy in Australia: Developing Regional Advantage -- The Contribution of Business Operators to Regional Areas: Roles, Skills, Benefits Beyond the Store Front -- Building Entrepreneurial Culture in a 'Company Town': Innovative Initiatives in the Illawarra -- Innovation in the Desert: The Outback Business Network and Models from Other Regions -- Perceptions of Innovation from Australian SMEs: A Regional Perspective -- Solutions to Contested Land Uses and Our Emerging Landscape -- Establishing an Innovative, Community-Based Decentralised Water Service: Challenges and Benefits -- DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION -- Innovation for Regional Advantage: A Reflection.
Summary Regional areas are key building blocks of society in many countries. This compilation uses Australian case study examples to demonstrate how regional areas are uniquely well-placed to contribute to national goals in innovation, infrastructure provision, water and food security, environmental sustainability, industry diversification, healthy and liveable communities, and natural disaster preparedness and response. Each of these themes is examined in the context of using innovative approaches from regions to deliver outcomes that are nationally significant. Authorship is drawn from a balance of leading practitioners and academics to provide stories that are both engaging and rigorous. The case studies are contextualised by an analysis of regional advantage literature, discussion on the regional policy implications and lessons, and commentary around the key trends and drivers for innovation and regional advantage in Australia. The book provides a convincing argument that focusing on regional innovation and development offers significant benefits to a nation as a whole.
ISBN 9783790827996 (electronic bk.)
3790827991 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-7908-2799-6
OCLC # 822231088
Additional Format Print version: 9783790827989

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