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Arab Economic and Business Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Biodegradation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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British Journal of Industrial Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 47)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
BRQ Business Research Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Building Sustainable Legacies : The New Frontier Of Societal Value Co-Creation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Economic Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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Business and Management Research     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
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Business Ethics: A European Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
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Business, Peace and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Cambridge Journal of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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Canadian journal of nonprofit and social economy research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Capitalism and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Capitalism Nature Socialism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Case Studies in Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
CBU International Conference Proceedings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Central European Journal of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
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Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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  • Volume 22 Issue 3 - Notes from the editors
    • Abstract: Hefferan, Mike; Wilson, Bruce
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:59:27 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 3 - Agriculture in a gas era: A comparative analysis of
           Queensland and British Columbia's agricultural land protection and
           unconventional gas regimes
    • Abstract: Taylor, Madeline Elizabeth; Taylor, Susanne
      The Australian Senate's Interim Report on Unconventional Gas Mining was released in June 2016, following heightened political awareness of continuing public outcry relating to unconventional gas exploration. In Queensland, the state government has supported the gas industry's headlong rush into this profitable resource sector, to the consternation of farmers who have few statutory rights to disallow access by resource companies to their agricultural land. In the early sections of this paper, we review current agricultural land protection legislation in Queensland and British Columbia; two Commonwealth states with similar socio-political and legal systems and growing unconventional gas industries. The review provides the basis of a critical analysis of 'active' adaptive management as a regulatory framework facilitating optimal coexistence between agriculture and unconventional natural gas. In the remaining section we apply the framework of 'active' adaptive management in a comparative legal analysis of the land protection and oil and gas agencies as well as agricultural land protection regulation in British Columbia and Queensland. In conclusion, we identify the Agricultural Land Commission system in British Columbia, Canada as exemplifying elements of 'active' adaptive management to assist in facilitating coexistence between arable land and unconventional gas operations.

      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:59:27 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 3 - Intra-metropolitan housing supply elasticity in
           Australia: A spatial analysis of Adelaide
    • Abstract: McLaughlin, Ralph; Sorensen, Tony; Glavac, Sonya
      This article estimates the supply elasticity of new housing for local government areas (LGAs) within Adelaide in South Australia by employing the urban growth model developed originally by Meyer and Somerville. In particular, we extend Gitelman and Otto's subsequent work in several ways. We employ narrower time intervals and consider different types of residential accommodation. Moreover, we include other geo-economic variables that potentially affect new supply, such as a spatially lagged dependent variable that assesses how supply conditions in one suburban region may subsequently influence supply in adjoining locations. Our findings suggest that the elasticity of new supply is up to 15 per cent over 10 quarters and thus sensitive to price changes, albeit lagged. Furthermore, we find that an LGA's land area and proximity to the coast are positively correlated with new housing supply, while its residents' average incomes and the level of building approval activity in neighbouring LGAs are negatively correlated with new supply. These findings have several potential implications for Metropolitan planning strategies.

      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:59:27 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 3 - The economic and employment impacts of shopping mall
           developments on regional and Periurban Australian towns
    • Abstract: McGreevy, Michael
      Shopping mall development in regional towns typically comes with the promise of increases in economic activity and local employment. In contemporary Australia they are often welcomed because of this, and the brands, chain stores, glamour and/or cheaper prices they bring. Nevertheless, there is a thesis that that disputes these purported benefits. Advocates and defenders of endogenous dynamism and traditional town precincts argue shopping malls sideline local entrepreneurship and innovation with negative repercussions for local economic activity and employment. This research provides new empirical research into the short and long term effects of shopping malls on Australian regional towns. It does so by testing the claims of both shopping centre advocates and detractors by comparing ABS Workplace data before and after the opening of major malls in three Australia regional towns, and then between nine towns that have had either shopping malls or traditional town centres for over 20 years. The research showed no evidence of increases in economic activity over the short term following the opening of a major shopping mall and evidence of diminished economic activity and employment over the long term.

      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:59:27 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 3 - Effective exit planning in regional small businesses -
           a borrow from the 'specialised clusters' approach
    • Abstract: Khan, Ashfaq A
      Efficient functioning small businesses and their continuance over time, independent of the owner(s), carry high significance for remote regions' longterm social and economic sustainability. This empirical investigation of exit planning practices among regional small businesses in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia, provides evidence that the particular environment in which these businesses operate determine and drive owners' strategic exit planning initiatives. Regional SMEs are prone to peculiar internal and external variables with inertial forces that continuously impact on the owners' decision to exit or continue into the business. Resorting to Schatzki's (2002) 'site of the social' theoretical construct, this paper argues that the 'exit planning' social practice among regional SMEs can be efficiently developed and institutionalized at a wider level on their peculiar 'site' of being regional and small. Thus, a borrow from the 'specialised clusters' technique on the part of State government is the best way forward to effectively tackle the phenomenon.

      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:59:27 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 3 - Local council financial management: Assessing the
           impact of policy change and proposed almagamations
    • Abstract: Jones, Greg; Bowrey, Graham; Beattie, Claire; Smark, Ciorstan
      New South Wales (NSW) councils are tasked with providing a wide range of resources and services to their communities. However, the conditions and rules under which councils are allowed to operate are not constant. Changes in state government policies and political affiliation have the capacity to alter the focus and rules under which councils function. Political and economic events result in new and sometimes radically different requirements with which councils are required to conform. As policies change, reforms are introduced and the political landscape alters, councils are expected to alter their actions to coincide with expectations of the state government, while still meeting the needs and expectations of their respective communities.

      This paper evaluates the way that councils have reacted to changes in investment policy prior, and subsequent to, the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) and compares those actions to those currently being undertaken by councils in response to the state government review of local councils with a particular focus on measures of financial viability. The purpose is to demonstrate how council's actions are influenced by changes to policy and requirements of the state government and to consider the role that accounting plays in facilitating council's actions. One purpose of financial reports is to provide information to assist users to make valid and informed decisions, to aid planning and inform strategic decision making. Financial reports which are affected by changing requirements due to the political environment, future financial and governance decisions will also be impacted.

      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:59:27 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 3 - Global and locally-specific relationships between
           alcohol outlet density and property damage: Evidence from New Zealand
    • Abstract: Cameron, Michael P; Cochrane, William; Gordon, Craig; Livingston, Michael
      In this paper, we explore the relationship between alcohol outlet density (by type of outlet) and property damage at the local level in New Zealand, controlling for population density and local social deprivation. We employ geographically weighted regression (GWR) to test for spatial heterogeneity in the relationships. We find that alcohol outlet density of all types has statistically significant and positive relationships with property damage events, and that these relationships do not show significant spatial variation. This suggests that approaches to controlling outlet density would have similar effects on property damage, regardless of where they are implemented.

      PubDate: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:59:27 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 2 - Notes from the editors
    • Abstract: Hefferan, Mike; Wilson, Bruce
      PubDate: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:26:20 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 2 - The empowerment of Papua New Huinea's tribespeople:
           Overcoming the challenges of foreign investment projects
    • Abstract: Blazey, Patricia; Perkiss, Stephanie
      Papua New Guinea (PNG), in the early stages of economic development, embraces foreign investment focusing on natural resource extraction. With the majority of land ownership vested in the numerous indigenous tribes, disputes often arise between tribespeople, the government and foreign enterprises over the way in which resources are accessed. This article reviews the impact of deforestation and mining on PNG tribespeople. It illustrates that, while there are many obstacles to overcome, gradual empowerment of the people is evident in many cases as they challenge the way foreign investment projects are implemented. Understanding the impact of foreign investment and the dire situations local people experience as a result, especially when government priority is given to economic development, is vital to informing the need and processes for change.

      PubDate: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:26:20 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 2 - Property values and regional economic vitality:
           Valuation methods as an indicator of property market behaviour
    • Abstract: Small, Garrick; Vail, Michael; Akbar, Delwar
      Excessive property values contribute a depressing effect on regional economies. Excessive prices are those that are significantly out of alignment with underlying economic value, understood as either utility or contribution to productive activity. Identification of excessive values is difficult in an environment where market price and underlying economic value have been conflated into the term 'market value'. Sustainable management of urban and regional economic issues requires the identification of these misalignments and the pursuit of policies aimed at encouraging their correction. Property valuers are specifically trained in the estimation of price and value, where price is the sum the property will transact for in the near future, and value is the economically sustainable price. Markets that have developed price structures above value are unsustainable. Property valuers are well placed for identifying unsustainable price trends. Moreover, the methods adopted by property valuers to forecast market prices themselves are signals of changes in community attitudes to property. This paper employs a critical literature review and observations to examine emerging approaches to valuation practice to inform an understanding of community attitudes to real estate and its value. From this, observations will be made regarding dysfunctional attitudes that are at least contributing factors to a range of local economic and social problems. Finally, policy implications will be suggested.

      This study found that recent changes in both urban and regional property valuation suggest that communities have changed their perception of property in a way that is susceptible to the formation of unsustainable price bubbles. Valuers have increased their use of income approaches in response to the belief that buyers have become more likely to buy property for its income and growth potential rather than its utility in use. This would not be problematic if growth expectations were sustainable, however, there appears good reason to believe that future property growth will not follow the strong trends of the past.

      PubDate: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:26:20 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 2 - Perceptions of older age and digital participation in
           rural Queensland
    • Abstract: McDonald, Lisa; Starasts, Ann; Tiwari, Sanjib; Lane, Michael
      Participation is thought to build and sustain individual and community resilience. What constitutes participation today significantly involves networked digital communications. With Australia's ageing population set to increase exponentially, and with a growing concentration of older people living outside of larger cities and towns, a need exists to address how participation in later life is understood and facilitated. Coupled with the need for regional communities to find relevant change processes that build resilience, this multidisciplinary paper highlights variations in perception about older people's digital abilities in regional Queensland. Following the general increase in appeal of digital devices to older people, defined here as those aged over 65, the paper suggests that how older people's digital connectedness progresses is foundationally influenced by the speculative, antithetical and potentially ambivalent perceptions of others. In doing so, we seek to understand rural connectedness in later life through a suite of literacies informing digital participation.

      PubDate: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:26:20 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 2 - Reforming Australia's fiscal federalism: Should
           municipal bond banks play a greater role?
    • Abstract: Grant, Bligh; Woods, Ronald
      The theoretical benefits of decentralisation (political, administrative, and fiscal, for example) have been the subject of debate across a range of polities and supra-national political economies for several decades. However, the question of how finance might best follow function - and the attendant oversight of this process - is less resolved. Against the backdrop of mooted reforms to the Australian federation that may well have an impact upon the design of and scope for local and regional governance arrangements, this paper provides an account of the formation and functioning of the Local Government Finance Authority of South Australia (LGFA) the New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency (NZLGFA) and the Municipal Finance Authority of British Colombia (MFABC). The case studies suggest that own-source sub-national finance can be augmented through the use of such instruments. The broader introduction of such financial instruments is also considered.

      PubDate: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:26:20 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 2 - Fostering shared services in local government: A
           common service model
    • Abstract: Dollery, Brian; Kortt, Michael A; Drew, Joseph
      Structural reform of local government through forced municipal mergers has occurred in a number of countries, including Australia, with mixed success. We argue that shared services arrangements by groups of voluntarily participating councils represent a superior means of securing the advantages of scale and scope in local government, without the heavy costs of the blunt instrument of compulsory council consolidation. However, in practice, the success of shared services has been inhibited in small regional, rural and remote local authorities by the costs of establishing and running shared service entities, which can swamp any savings from shared services. Taking into account the special characteristics of small non-metropolitan councils, we present a Common Service Model tailored to minimise establishment and transactions costs, maximise flexibility, and generate transparency.

      PubDate: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:26:20 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 2 - Assessing the significance of internal migration in
           drought affected areas: A case study of the murray-darling basin
    • Abstract: Vidyattama, Yogi; Cassells, Rebecca; Li, Jinjing; Abello, Annie
      The Murray-Darling Basin is the heart of Australia's agricultural industry, representing 14 per cent of all agricultural output and housing almost 40 per cent of Australia's farmers. The area is also one of the biggest consumers of Australia's scarce water resources and was subject to a severe drought over the period from 1997-2009. The drought years placed intense pressure on agricultural communities and industries within the Basin. The drought and its effects have placed additional pressures on rural communities, with population growth in some areas decreasing or non-existent. Within this setting, this article analyses migration patterns and makes a judgement on how severe internal migration issues are in the Murray-Darling Basin. Conceptualising internal migration as a movement from one local government area to another, we find that although enduring a negative net migration pattern especially among the youth, the net migration in the Murray-Darling Basin during the drought is not significantly different to other areas in Australia.

      PubDate: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 22:26:20 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - Autopsy of municipal failure: The case of central
           darling shire
    • Abstract: Drew, Joseph; Campbell, Nicole
      Local government plays a vital role in providing infrastructure, services and employment to rural and regional communities. Indeed, threats to the fiscal viability of regional councils may well jeopardise the sustainability of an entire community. In December 2013 the New South Wales (NSW) Minister for Local Government suspended Central Darling Shire (in far-western NSW) and appointed an interim Administrator in response to an unprecedented liquidity crisis. In October 2014 a public inquiry recommended extension of the period of administration until September 2020. This paper considers the processes leading up to this extraordinarily lengthy period of financial administration. In particular, we examine the claim that an inequitable allocation of Financial Assistance Grants (FAGs) was a major factor in bringing about the Shire's liquidity crisis. We conclude our analysis with some recommendations for changes to FAG allocations which will help ensure sustainable futures for rural communities.

      PubDate: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:00:42 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - De-siloing and defining recurrent land tax revenue in
    • Abstract: Mangioni, Vince
      Australia has capacity to increase effort from recurrent land taxation while reducing less efficient transaction taxes on property. The objective of increasing land tax revenue is thwarted by a number of factors of which this paper examines the impost of recurrent land tax by state and local government as they compete for the same tax base. This paper examines land tax revenue collected by state and local government between 2001 and 2012 inclusive, with trends measured at the beginning, middle and end of this period. The paper finds that revenue is progressively increasing from state land tax as a total share of recurrent land tax revenues. However, Australia still lags the advanced OECD economies in total revenue collected from this source as a percentage of GDP and as a percentage of total tax. It concludes that while Australia remains one of the few countries to impose a dual land tax across two tiers of government, it is not likely for land tax to make the necessary contribution in reforming Australia's tax system under the current two tier structure. It further shows that local government is, more likely, the acceptable tier of government to collect and administer this tax into the future.

      PubDate: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:00:42 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - Demarcating functional economic regions across
           Australia differentiated by work participation categories
    • Abstract: Stimson, Robert; Mitchell, William; Flanagan, Michael; Baum, Scott; Shyy, Tung-Kai
      Analysing spatial variations in regional economic performance is a common focus for research by regional scientists. Typically such investigations suffer from using de jure regions (such as Local Government Areas) as the spatial base because data tend to be readily available for such administrative areas to derive the variables that researchers use in econometric modelling. But using those de jure regions means we encounter the modifiable area unit problem (MAUP) which necessitates making adjustments to address spatial autocorrelation issues. It is preferable to use functional regions as the spatial base for such investigations, but that is often difficult to achieve. This paper outlines how, in Australia, we have undertaken research to derive functional economic regions (FERs) to provide an improved spatial data base that is functional and not de jure-based to address the autocorrelation issue. To do that we employ the Intramax procedure applied to journey-to-work (JTW) commuting flows data that is available from the 2011 census. The research has generated not only a national framework of FERs based on aggregate employment but also a series of regionalisations of FERs differentiated by occupational categories, employment by gender and mode of travel to work. As expected the strength and reach of commuting is reflected in the size of regions for each of the demarcations.

      PubDate: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:00:42 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - Sovereign states, separate spheres and visions of
           regional Australia
    • Abstract: Moore, Tod
      Since 1901 the structure of formal politics in Australia has been determined by the nature of Australian federalism as a framework for resource allocation and authoritative decision-making. As opposed to the more usual two-tiered structure of politics where there is national and local/regional government layering, Australian federalism has three tiers due to the retention of the former colonies as sovereign states comprising an intermediate tier, and this has reduced the role and significance of the local/regional tier. In the first half of this essay I explore the history of campaigns to abolish the sovereign states in order to demonstrate the importance of the idea of enhanced local/regional politics within such modes of thinking. With this in mind, the remaining discussion is focused on the current federalism White Paper process. The underlying federal premise of state sovereignty is examined in order to better understand the purpose of the White Paper, and to explore the implications which it may have for the local/regional tier of government. Despite years of 'co-operative' federalism and blurred lines of responsibility, the system remains centralised and remote from local/regional concerns and the proposed sharpening of separate responsibilities will do nothing to change this.

      PubDate: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:00:42 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - Local governance and regional development: An
           introduction to the special edition of ajrs and strategic directions for
    • Abstract: Grant, Bligh; Ryan, Roberta; Martin, John
      In December 2015 the Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International (ANZRAI) held its 39th Annual Conference at the University of Technology Sydney. Prior to the conference the Editorial Board of Australasian Journal of Regional Studies (AJRS) and the Executive of ANZRAI agreed to a Special Edition (SE) of the journal entitled 'Local Governance and Regional Development' to be developed and published as part of the outcomes of the conference. In this 'Introduction' the members of the ad hoc Editorial Board formed for the SE provide an account of the conference and a concise overview of the papers therein as they relate to the theme of 'Local Governance and Regional Development'. We also reflect upon the strategic directions for research in regional studies.

      PubDate: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:00:42 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - Notes from the editors
    • PubDate: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:00:42 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - New regional development paradigms: An exposition of
           place-based modalities
    • Abstract: Pugalis, Lee; Gray, Nick
      The policy field of regional development is perennially faced with new challenges and, as a result, it continues to evolve. More recently, according to some researchers there has been an important transformation or change in emphasis in the character of regional development. Some have characterised this qualitative transformation as a shift from an 'old' paradigm of regional development that sought to compensate lagging regions to a 'new' paradigm, commonly labelled 'place-based development', which attests that all places can grow when policymaking is attuned to spatial particularities. Nevertheless, recognition that all places exhibit potential to grow and develop does little to advance longstanding debates about how to go about realising inherent possibilities specific to particular places. This paper aims to provide an exposition of this new paradigm of regional development to help to (i) enhance our understanding of contemporary modes of regional development; (ii) develop a clearer understanding of its progressive potentials alongside some unresolved tensions; and (iii) identify practical matters when implementing place-based principles.

      PubDate: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:00:42 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - Community expectations for the role of local
           government in regional Australia: Meeting the challenges of 'slow burn'
    • Abstract: Hastings, Catherine; Wortley, Liana; Ryan, Roberta; Grant, Bligh
      Regional Australia is confronted by specific demographic, social, economic and infrastructure challenges, which we are denoting as 'slow-burn' threats. This article interrogates a recent national survey concerned with the value of local government to Australian communities, focusing upon differences in responses for regional and remote areas compared to those from urban capital cities. Findings indicate that regional and remote residents place more importance on local government delivering services that specifically focus on the long-term development and sustainability of the community than their urban counterparts, particularly economic and community development roles. We argue that this constitutes a demonstration of the different expectations that regional and remote communities have of local government in the face of 'slow burn' in regional and remote areas. Further, we suggest that the relationship between local governments in regional Australia and the communities they serve is usefully conceived in terms of what we denote as 'the close economy' and 'the local state'.

      PubDate: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:00:42 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - A test of the role of universities in regional
           development: The case of international education students in the northern
    • Abstract: Gerritsen, Rolf
      There is some controversy in Australia over the role of regional universities in the economic development of their regions. This paper assumes that regional universities can be valuable additions to regional development. To avoid the Grattan 'taxpayer-money-recycled' critiques, this paper examines students who provide other people's money, notably international education students in the Northern Territory (NT) of Australia. The case is made that international education exports are a valuable part of the suite of the NT's exports. It is posited that over the next decade the Territory's international education exports can triple and the sector become the Territory's fifth largest exporter and the second largest services exporter.

      PubDate: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:00:42 GMT
  • Volume 22 Issue 1 - Governance and regional incomes in Australia
    • Abstract: O'Malley, Denis Anthony
      What effects does governance, industry or remoteness have on regional incomes? This paper uses linear regression and correlation analysis to investigate the relationship between income, local employment in governance of transactions, public administration, the remaining industry classes, and remoteness in 140 functional economic regions of Australia in 2006. Governance provides the advanced services required for trade and innovation. Unlike de jure regions, such as Local Government Areas, functional economic regions are defined to contain, to the maximum extent possible, both the homes and the workplaces of the labour force, thus minimizing spatial autocorrelation present in data from de jure regions. We use data from the 2006 Australian Census of Population and Housing and the Australian Standard Geographical Classification. The analysis shows that, of all these variables, only governance matters for regional incomes.

      PubDate: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:00:42 GMT
  • Volume 21 Issue 3 - Theory and practice of regional community based
           intentional innovation in northern inland New South Wales
    • Abstract: Thomas, Philip; Adapa, Sujana; Fortunato, Michael W-P; Alter, Theodore
      Intentional Innovation Communities (IICs) are co-created structures with an overarching aim of achieving the realisation of ideas through a transfer of knowledge process that results in new things, with desirable consequences. IIC structures facilitate idea creation, selection and implementation for the improved prosperity of a community, region, business or group. In this study innovation was investigated and stimulated within the Northern Inland region of New South Wales (NSW), through direct engagement with communities involving initial and follow-up workshops. A series of 11 workshops were held across Armidale, Tamworth, Bingara, Moree and Narrabri, with the intention of facilitating an exchange of knowledge on innovation, enhancing the contextual understanding of innovation capability and developing a model for achieving innovation within the region. Evidence gathered demonstrated that support exists for the development and application of an IIC model to stimulate individual and collective innovation within the region, through co-creation of ideas. The need for appropriate funding, support and resources that might be required to establish an IIC model is considered.

      PubDate: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 23:52:45 GMT
  • Volume 21 Issue 3 - Understanding regional cities: Combining quantitative
           and qualitative methods in case studies of orange and goulburn, NSW
    • Abstract: McKenzie, Fiona
      Decision-makers routinely use statistical data as evidence, however, the picture of 'reality' provided by such data remains incomplete. Measuring the number of small businesses in a town does not reveal the objectives of the owners who may be driven by: profit; lifestyle; prestige or innovation. Such factors may create differences in economic performance irrespective of inherent local competitive advantage. This paper uses a mixed-method approach in order to create an evidence base that goes beyond basic statistical description. The research uses two case study locations - the regional cities of Goulburn and Orange in New South Wales. By combining statistical analysis with in-depth interviews, the study aimed to better understand the factors that contribute to regional economic performance. Findings indicate that social and human capital factors are important in understanding future development pathways for each city, highlighting the importance of qualitative perspectives in regional economic analysis.

      PubDate: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 23:52:45 GMT
  • Volume 21 Issue 3 - Specifying community economic resilience - a framework
           for measurement
    • Abstract: Dinh, Huong; Pearson, Leonie
      This paper argues for a specific and measurable definition and a comprehensive and actionable framework for community economic resilience (CER). The paper focuses on how to specify CER; what attributes form CER; and how to measure CER based on its definition and attributes. The paper argues that CER can be specified through four guiding questions ('Resilience of what?'; 'Resilience to what?'; 'Resilience for whom?'; 'Resilience for what?') and is formed by attributes including community capitals, diversity and accessibility. A comprehensive measurement framework is proposed that quantifies both constructive and performance CER through attributes and multiple outcomes, respectively. This novel framework synthesizes the many different approaches used to investigate resilience and provides meaningful (rather than just conceptual) insights on predicting and tracking CER over time for both academics and policy makers.

      PubDate: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 23:52:45 GMT
  • Volume 21 Issue 3 - Notes from the editors
    • PubDate: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 23:52:45 GMT
  • Volume 21 Issue 3 - Knowledge partnering for community development [Book
    • Abstract: Collits, Paul
      Review(s) of: Knowledge partnering for community development, by Robyn Eversole, Routledge 2015.

      PubDate: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 23:52:45 GMT
  • Volume 21 Issue 3 - Kelvin grove urban village, Brisbane post
           implementation: Lessons for new urbanisim
    • Abstract: Wardner, Pamela; Hefferan, Mike
      The creation of an 'urban village' is increasingly seen as an option for physical regional developments through the renewal of inner mixed use communities normally in densely settled areas. A leading Australian example of this is the 16.6-hectare Kelvin Grove Urban Village, which was a disused military training grounds located at the fringe of the central business district of Brisbane, Queensland.

      This research explores how after only a span of 15 years, this inner city development has become an exemplar of new urbanism concepts and principles in Australia. A total of 30 of the original key stakeholders who each had a minimum of ten years involvement with the development were interviewed. The extended time period from inception to precinct maturity allowed the researchers to capture the reflections and insights from the participants.

      The lessons learnt provide some key elements that can be applied to other contemporary urban developments that seek high patronage, vitality, character and economic viability in regional development.

      PubDate: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 23:52:45 GMT
  • Volume 21 Issue 3 - Forces shaping the future of work in a changing
           regional economy
    • Abstract: Smidt, Michelle; Becker, Karen; Bradley, Lisa
      This paper presents research which examined perceptions on the future of work in Queensland. It highlights the major drivers of change including: changing technology, demographics, increasing globalisation and economic shifts. Focus groups were conducted and findings show that Queensland businesses are acutely aware of the coming changes, but are less certain about how to respond. Current good practices plus recommendations for the future - particularly the lead role government and industry bodies need to play - are discussed. These recommendations will support Queensland businesses to thrive and adapt to the forces shaping work in this changing regional economy.

      PubDate: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 23:52:45 GMT
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - A study of population change via clustering of
           Australian regional areas: An optimisation approach
    • Abstract: Mardaneh, Karim
      Grouping regional towns and cities in Australia according to economic functions could improve understanding of the importance of economic factors in determining growth. Several researchers have used clustering techniques to examine the growth and characteristics of regional cities in Australia. The current study extends clustering methodologies by adopting an optimisation approach based on a clustering technique using the k-means algorithm to investigate the impact of socio-economic factors on population growth and decline in regional Australia. The analysis in the paper suggests that industry of employment, individual weekly income, age group and education level have an important impact on population change. These findings have policy implications for economic planning of regional areas in Australia.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:49:26 GMT
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Employment volatility and the great moderation:
           Evidence from the Australian states and territories
    • Abstract: Shepherd, David; Dixon, Robert
      Macroeconomic policy discussion in Australia presumes that there was once and for all reduction in the volatility of aggregate output and employment in the late 80s or early-mid 90s and that all states and territories were party to this 'Great Moderation'. In this paper we examine Australian data on national and state and territory employment, focusing in particular on whether there have been common national and state and territory changes in the volatility of employment growth. We find that there was no change in volatility for SA, WA and the ACT while there was a change in volatility, associated with 'the great moderation' in the early-mid 1990s for NSW, VIC, QLD, TAS and the NT. The different experiences of the states and territories signals the need for more, and more evidence-led, discussion in Australia of the regional aspects of macroeconomic stabilisation policy.

      PubDate: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:32:57 GMT
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - Running the big smoke: A critical analysis of the KPMG
           (2008) approach to local government reform in the Sydney metropolitan area
    • Abstract: Dollery, Brian; Fiorillo, Fabio; Burton, Therese
      Following a critique of the current local governance arrangements in the greater Sydney metropolitan area by Blakely and Hu (2007), an alternative approach to the status quo has been advocated in Governance Arrangements for Sydney's Local Government Authorities (KPMG, 2008). This approach is aimed at rescaling local governance in Sydney to achieve greater global competitiveness, secure better communities of interest, and ensure long-run financial sustainability. The analysis in this Report has formed the basis for policy proposals calling for inter alia a 'reconfiguration' of small local councils in the Sydney metropolitan area into larger units. This paper seeks to provide a critical evaluation of Governance Arrangements for Sydney's Local Government Authorities. It demonstrates that the empirical analysis conducted in this Report does not support the policy conclusions drawn by its authors for the amalgamation of small councils into larger municipalities. Moreover, the paper argues that the Report should have employed different arguments to those it invoked in support of the establishment of a regional authority for greater Sydney.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 10:00:34 GMT
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - An integrated model of sub-national regional and urban
           economic development: Framework of analysis applied to the city of Casey,
           Victoria, Australia
    • Abstract: Jain, Ameeta
      This paper aims to contribute to an understanding of the role of government policy in regional economic development of a peripheral urban region. This is attempted by using a framework of analysis based on the integrated model of sub-national regional and urban economic development, developed by the author in previous published research. This framework applied to a peripheral urban region of Melbourne, Australia, namely the City of Casey. The City of Casey was formed in 1994 and has been expanding on the strength of its population growth since. The paper examines the usefulness of current government policies and business association programs in Casey aimed at developing self-sustaining regional development. This is achieved by examining perceptions and evaluating extent of adoption of these policies by manufacturing and home-based businesses. This research found that current government policy and business association programs are not sufficient for the development of self-sustaining businesses in peripheral urban regions such as The City of Casey.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 10:00:34 GMT
  • Volume 18 Issue 2 - The establishment of regional development Australia
           committees in Australia: Issues and initiatives for the future
    • Abstract: Buultjens, Jeremy; Ambrosoli, Kim; Dollery, Brian
      The Australian federal government's approach to regional development since the 2010 election has seen more emphasis placed on local empowerment and leadership. The government has indicated that the 55 Regional Development Australia (RDA) Committees are expected to provide leadership and facilitate the process of local decision making. This expectation would require substantial changes in the operational scope, responsibilities and power of RDAs. It is proposed that successful leadership in regional development requires a collaborative approach. In order to provide effective collaborative leadership, RDAs will need to have a clear view of what they are required to do as well as position themselves to undertake their activities in a collaborative manner. This paper presents an overview of the challenges and issues confronting RDAs in October 2010 as perceived by RDA staff and committee members. It is apparent representatives believed that RDAs had struggled to come to terms with their role and consequently they had been unable to establish authority with government departments, other regional development organisations and the community. A lack of adequate funding had also prevented RDAs from undertaking many of their intended activities. These challenges need to be addressed in order for RDAs to provide effective leadership and meet government expectations.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 10:00:34 GMT
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