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Accounting Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
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Acta Oeconomica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Acta Scientiarum. Human and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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ADR Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
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Afro-Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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American Journal of Medical Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Annual Review of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
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Arab Economic and Business Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Business Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Arena Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Argomenti. Rivista di economia, cultura e ricerca sociale     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 317)
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Asian Development Review     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
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Asian Journal of Accounting and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Asian Journal of Sustainability and Social Responsibility     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Technology Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
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AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Australian Economic Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Australian Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Baltic Journal of Real Estate Economics and Construction Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Banks in Insurance Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
BBR - Brazilian Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Benchmarking : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
BER : Consumer Confidence Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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BER : Economic Prospects : Full Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
BER : Intermediate Goods Industries Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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BER : Survey of Business Conditions in Building and Construction : An Executive Summary     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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BER : Wholesale Sector Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Berkeley Business Law Journal     Free   (Followers: 10)
Bio-based and Applied Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biodegradation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biology Direct     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Black Enterprise     Full-text available via subscription  
Board & Administrator for Administrators only     Hybrid Journal  
Border Crossing : Transnational Working Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Briefings in Real Estate Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
British Journal of Industrial Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 48)
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: 17)
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the Dnipropetrovsk University. Series : Management of Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Business & Entrepreneurship Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Business & Information Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Business & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Business : Theory and Practice / Verslas : Teorija ir Praktika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Business and Economic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Business and Management Horizons     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Business and Management Research     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Business and Management Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Business and Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Business and Society Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Business Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Business Ethics: A European Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Business Horizons     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Business Information Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Business Management and Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 41)
Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Business Strategy and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Business Strategy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Business Strategy Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Business Systems & Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Business Systems Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Business, Management and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Business, Peace and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bustan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos EBAPE.BR     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Journal of Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences / Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue Canadienne d`Economique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
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 Business Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Central European Journal of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Central European Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CESifo Economic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Chain Reaction     Full-text available via subscription  
Challenge     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
China & World Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
China Economic Journal: The Official Journal of the China Center for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
China Economic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
China Finance Review International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
China Nonprofit Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
China perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CLIO América     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cliometrica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
COEPTUM     Open Access  
Community Development Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Compensation & Benefits Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
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Competitive Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Competitiveness Review : An International Business Journal incorporating Journal of Global Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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Computer Law & Security Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
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Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contextus - Revista Contemporânea de Economia e Gestão     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
CRIS - Bulletin of the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinary Study     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos de Administración (Universidad del Valle)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Economía     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Economia - Latin American Journal of Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Current Opinion in Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
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der markt     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)

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  • Volume 19 Issue 3 - The innovation potential of living-labs to strengthen
           small and medium enterprises in regional Australia
    • Abstract: Dhakal, Subas P; Mahmood, Muhammad N; Wiewora, Anna; Brown, Kerry; Keast, Robyn
      The small and medium enterprise (SME) sector has been the major source of well-being and employment opportunities in regional Australia. Consequently, fostering the innovative capacity of SMEs in regions that are struggling to grow their economies and distribute the growth fairly while not degrading the environment has never been more important. While SMEs generally face more uncertainties in relation to resources (e.g. financial, human and social capital) when compared to larger businesses, collaborative, cutting-edge mechanisms to enhance innovation capabilities of regional SMEs are lacking. This paper responds to this gap and proposes a Living Laboratory - an open, multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder action research platform where innovations can be co-created, tested and evaluated in the every-day environment of SMEs - as a way to strengthen the SME sector in regional Australia.

      PubDate: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:11:28 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 3 - The role of geographic proximity for
           university-industry linkages in Brazil: An emprical analysis
    • Abstract: Garcia, Renato; Araujo, Veneziano; Mascarini, Suelene
      The aim of this paper is to analyse the role of geographic proximity in the occurrence of university-industry linkages. The main argument is that university-industry linkages are strongly localized, which suggests that geographic proximity between academic research and firms' research and development (R and D) facilities matters in fostering university-industry linkages. Interactions between university and industry in Brazil were analysed using data from the Census 2004 - Directory of Research Groups. Using this data it was possible to gather information on 2 108 academic research groups that interact with 3 068 firms. From the location of both firms and university research groups, it was possible to analyse the spatial pattern of university-industry linkages in Brazil, and the differences among knowledge areas. The results of the empirical analysis show that geographic proximity matters for the cooperation between firms and academic research groups. In addition, significant differences among knowledge areas imply different location patterns in university-industry linkages.

      PubDate: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:11:28 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 3 - Distributional and consumptive water demand impacts of
           different types of economic growth in two northern Australian river
    • Abstract: Stoeckl, Natalie; Esparon, Michelle; Farr, Marina; Delisle, Aurelie; Stanley, Owen
      Using an extensive array of primary and secondary data, this paper constructs, and then uses water-use-input-output (WIO) models to look at the way in which different types of economic growth affect (a) the incomes and employment of Indigenous and non-Indigenous households and (b) consumptive water demand in both the Daly River (NT), and the Mitchell River (QLD) catchments of northern Australia. Expansion of a sector generally creates larger employment and income benefits for non-Indigenous than Indigenous households. Moreover, expansion of the agricultural sector is associated with significant growth in consumptive water demand - a major concern since underground water resources are limited and dry season flows often rely on underground aquifers. Those interested in closing the (income) gap between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people without placing scarce water resources at risk may thus need to seek development options that do not solely rely upon the expansion of the water intensive agricultural sector.

      PubDate: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:11:28 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 3 - Income factor shares from mining in remote Australia:
           An analysis of the ranger uranium mine and the Tanami gold mine in the
           northern territory
    • Abstract: Blackwell, Boyd Dirk; Dollery, Brian
      While considerable popular and scholarly attention has focused on the impact of the mining boom on the Australian economy, little has been done to assess how the returns from mining are shared between the different factors of production. Using remote case studies from the Northern Territory, this paper finds that labour shares in these instances are higher than their national counterparts, whereas capital shares vary in proportion to labour shares. Land factor share outcomes are mixed, with large returns to a gold mine compared both to its parent company and to a uranium mine. However, it is argued that further case study analysis is necessary to assess the representativeness of the results obtained in this paper.

      PubDate: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:11:28 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 3 - Labour attraction and retention in rural and remote
           Queensland communities
    • Abstract: Becker, Karen; Soosay, Claudine
      Attracting and retaining a skilled labour force is a critical yet complex issue for rural and remote communities. This article reports the findings of a study investigating the current approaches to attraction and retention in two separate Australian regions. Building on previously developed models, this research analyses the roles employers and wider communities are playing, or potentially could play, in addressing issues that influence labour shortages. The findings of this research highlight the complexities of labour attraction and retention and emphasise the need for communities and businesses to work together to overcome labour shortages in rural and remote locations.

      PubDate: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:11:28 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 3 - Indigenous patient migration patterns after
           hospitalisation and the potential impacts on mortality estimates
    • Abstract: Zhao, Yuejen; Condon, John R; Li, Shu Qin; Guthridge, Steven; Chondur, Ramakrishna
      This study analysed interregional migration for Indigenous patients in the Northern Territory, Australia. Individual-level linked hospitalisation data between July 1998 and June 2011 were used to describe the migration patterns and associated factors. Micro-simulations were conducted to assess the impacts on mortality estimates. Indigenous patients were 35% more likely to migrate from remote to urban areas after hospitalisation than in the reverse direction (risk ratio 1.35, 95% confidence interval 1.30-1.41). The likelihood was positively associated with hospitalisations, age and the Central Australia region. Indigenous patients with diabetes, renal disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease had higher risks of urban migration. Non-Indigenous patients were included for comparison. The micro-simulations indicated the patient migration may result in a 6% under-estimation of Indigenous mortality in remote and very remote areas and 3% over-estimation of mortality in urban areas. The results are pertinent to a sound understanding of health outcomes across remoteness categories.

      PubDate: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:11:28 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 3 - Note from the editors
    • Abstract: Sorensen, Tony; Glavac, Sonya
      PubDate: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:11:28 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 2 - Home based business in suburban peripheral regions and
           government policy: A case study of Casey, Melbourne, Australia
    • Abstract: Jain, Ameeta; Courvisanos, Jerry
      Home based businesses (HBB) are increasingly becoming an alternative to salaried employment. This research explores the potential for HBB to contribute significantly to the economic development of peripheral metropolitan centres. Without economic development, these centres remain dormitory suburbs with unresolved associated social and ecological issues. By mapping the diversity and limitations of HBB in the City of Casey, an outer suburban peripheral area of Melbourne, Australia, this study aims to evaluate what exists and the response by governments at all levels to further business development. This study finds that the role of government is restricted to broad initial start-ups, with no programs or support for the type of innovative HBB that need to be husbanded and encouraged to grow outside of the narrow confines of their home base.

      PubDate: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:48:03 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 2 - Taking the gamble: local and regional policy issues of
           access to electronic gaming machines (EGMs): A case study of Victoria,
    • Abstract: Pickernell, David; Keast, Robyn; Brown, Kerry; Yousefpour, Nina; Miller, Chris
      Gambling activities, and revenues derived, have been seen as a way to increase economic development in deprived areas. However, there are also concerns about gambling in general and Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs) in particular, and the effects of access to these activities on the localities in which they are situated. This study explores issues of accessibility as they relate to EGM products in Victoria, focusing specifically on interactions between the location of, and demand for, EGM products. Results highlight potential twoway relationships between gambling and volunteering. Volunteering (and social capital more generally) may help protect against gambling. Alternatively and/or additionally volunteering may itself be damaged by increased gambling activity. This highlights the need for further exploration, particularly into how detrimental effects of EGMs may be mitigated in localities and beneficial impacts maximised by policy both related to the access to EGMs themselves and also the revenue and resources they generate.

      PubDate: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:48:03 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 2 - How useful is a regional Sam in evaluating regional
           projects in Sri Lanka?: An illustration for post-war regional development
           policy analysis
    • Abstract: Wijerathna, Deeptha; Bandara, Jayatilleke S; Karunagoda, Kamal
      Over the last several decades, Social Accounting Matrices (SAMs) have emerged as a widely accepted method for the presentation of macroeconomic data and an analytical technique for impact analyses at national, regional and village levels. Although there is a large body of literature concerning the construction and application of SAMs, there are only a few impact evaluations with regional and village SAMs. This is particularly evident when focusing on the impact of regional investment projects in developing countries. In this paper, we have attempted to demonstrate how a regional SAM can successfully be applied to evaluate the impact of an irrigation project in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. This example clearly demonstrates the possibility of using regional and village level SAMs in evaluating post-war development projects, such as infrastructure and irrigation projects, in Sri Lanka.

      PubDate: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:48:03 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 2 - Simplified assessment of the regional economic impacts
           of interruption to transport corridors with application to the 2011
           Queensland floods
    • Abstract: Rolfe, John; Kinnear, Susan; Gowen, Rebecca
      The focus of this study was on the economic costs of closures to transport corridors from flood waters at Rockhampton in January 2011. Two approaches have been used to provide for a simplified assessment of the economic impacts of the road closures. The first was to model the proportional downturn in the regional economy, using data from surveys with local businesses to assess the proportional drop in business activity over the period. Using this approach the impact on the local economy was estimated at $35 million, or about 0.77 percent of the gross regional product for Rockhampton. The second approach involved application of the travel cost savings methodology to assess the costs of transport corridor closures. The total direct costs have been assessed with the travel time approach at $66.7 million for the road closure, and $13.5 million for the airport closure, with more than half ($47.5 million) relating to the isolation of the north Queensland economy. The estimate of costs to the Rockhampton economy of $32.7 million closely matches the results of the economic slowdown approach.

      PubDate: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:48:03 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 2 - Improving consumers' responsiveness to electricity
           demand management initiatives in regional New South Wales: The potential
           use of behavioural-based constructs for identifying market segments
    • Abstract: Morrison, Mark; Kleinschafer, Jodie; Hicks, John
      The success of demand management initiatives in influencing household electricity consumption has been variable. The lack of focus on the consumer may be an underlying cause. Despite evidence of differentiation in preferences for demand management programs across households, there have been few attempts to segment households. The purpose of this research was therefore to segment the market to facilitate better targeting of demand management programs. The paper reports on a survey of 1074 households. Using three new behaviourally based constructs for segmentation, the analysis revealed that segments differed in program preferences, energy use and the number of past investment and curtailment behaviours engaged in. The analysis also revealed that respondents from lower and higher socio-demographic levels had low and high efficiency behaviours and corresponding energy use. The variance in preferences across segments indicated the potential benefits of a more targeted approach for encouraging participation in demand management programs.

      PubDate: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:48:03 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 2 - Drivers of Chinas Urbanisation and property
    • Abstract: Hu, Richard
      The mainstream scholarship that seeks to explain China's urban development tends to favour a macro discourse that focuses on institutional factors, such as globalisation, economic growth, and national policy reforms. These are important contributing factors, but they do not necessarily suffice to capture the complexities and interrelations of the immense magnitude of China's urban development. In this article, I approach the endogenous factors to explain China's urban development through the lenses of urbanisation and property development. I posit a dichotomy of institutional drivers and noninstitutional drivers. I argue that the dichotomy of institutional and noninstitutional drivers provides an integrated framework to explain China's urban development, and fills the gap of missing non-institutional drivers in the mainstream scholarship. Discussions through this dichotomy reflect progress, identify problems and suggest further research agendas for both institutional and non-institutional drivers.

      PubDate: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:48:03 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 2 - Note from the editors
    • Abstract: Sorensen, Tony; Glavac, Sonya
      PubDate: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 08:48:03 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Nunavut: A potential new model for economic
    • Abstract: Miller, Mark M; Rowe, James E
      The Territory of Nunavut, Canada, was created in 1999 as a vehicle of self- determination for the country's Inuit population. Carved from the Northwest Territories, Nunavut became Canada's lowest-income province or territory. At the time, hopes were high for a new model of development based on Inuit values, newly codified land rights, and a wealth of natural resources. A decade later, has Nunavut resulted in a new, effective, and sustainable model of economic development for its residents? Does the territory offer any lessons, in turn, for other low-income regions of the developed or developing world? This paper investigates these questions, based on field research and review of available literature.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:31:16 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Does open innovation work better in regional
    • Abstract: Huang, Fang; Rice, John
      In this study, we link the research on open innovation with issues relating to geographical proximity and regional clustering. Based on our analysis of a sample of 3,468 European firms, we find that close geographical proximity tends to increase firm-university linkages, enhance inter-firm explicit and tacit knowledge flows and lead to comparatively less reliance on internal research and development. We attribute these effects to the underlying benefits created by reduced transaction costs and increased trust and reciprocity created within regional clusters. These cluster-based effects tend to facilitate the 'connect and develop' operational philosophy of open innovation. Our findings are highly relevant to the open innovation literature, and also potentially extend an open innovation perspective to the analysis of regional clustering's effects on innovation and organizational performance.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:31:16 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Quantity and quality estimates of changes in dwelling
           affordability in metropolitan Melbourne
    • Abstract: Boymal, Jonathan; de Silva, Ashton; Pomeroy, Jessie
      The sale price of Australian dwellings has increased dramatically in recent times. Interestingly, the percentage of households owning their own home has remained relatively constant. This raises the important question of what dimensions of housing might households be trading-off in order to secure their own home? We estimate three aspects of the trade-off being made between house price and house quality/distance from the CBD. Using Melbourne metropolitan data we look at the changes over time in the relationship between income and house prices, affordability by income cohorts and distance cost by income cohort. Using data spanning 1994 to 2010 we find that affordability has declined across all income cohorts. Our findings indicate that households are facing a distance cost in some instances of over 10 kilometres to maintain a given level of affordability. Given our findings that the distance cost also varies by income cohort, this suggests a decline in the level of socio-economic diversity in some localities close to the CBD.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:31:16 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Making space and place for knowledge communities:
           Lessons for Australian practice
    • Abstract: Yigitcanlar, Tan; Dur, Fatih
      This paper aims to shed light on the planning and development processes of the knowledge-based urban development phenomenon, with respect to the construction of knowledge community precincts. We undertake policy and best practice analyses to learn from the planning and development processes of internationally renowned knowledge community precincts - from Copenhagen, Eindhoven and Singapore. In the light of this, we scrutinise major Australian knowledge community precinct initiatives - from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane - to better understand the dynamics of national practices, and benchmark them against the international best practice cases. The paper concludes with a discussion on the study findings and successfully establishing space and place for both knowledge economy and society in Australian cities.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:31:16 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - On the growth dynamics of cities and regions - seven
           lessons. A Canadian perspective with thoughts on regional Australia
    • Abstract: Polese, Mario
      Seven trends/lessons in regional development are reviewed, taking Canada as reference point: 1) the forces of agglomeration will not lessen; 2) top cities will remain so; 3) distance continues to matter; 4) costs matter, a driver of non-metropolitan growth; 5) market access increasingly matters; 6) as do naturally amenities (sea and trees), but constrained by distance; 7) natural resources are a double-edged sword, both a driver of growth and possible impediment. For regional Australia, as for peripheral Canada, the chief discriminant factor is lesson 3 (distance). The transport costs for goods and information have fallen. But, relative distances have not changed. The cost of transporting people - prime input into knowledge-intensive production - has not fallen, and has arguably risen as the opportunity cost of time rises. The essential distinction is not between metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, but between those that are close and those that are far.

      PubDate: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:31:16 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Citation for Professor Robert Stimson, anzrsai
           distinguished service award
    • Abstract: Haynes, Kingsley; Dalziel, Paul
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:31:16 GMT
  • Volume 19 Issue 1 - Note from the editors
    • Abstract: Sorensen, Tony; Glavac, Sonya
      PubDate: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:31:16 GMT
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - 'Cool or hot': A study of container temperatures in
           Australian wine shipments
    • Abstract: Marquez, Leorey; Dunstall, Simon; Bartholdi, John; MacCawley, Alejandro
      Wine production is an important component of Australia's regional economy and wine quality is essential for maintaining Australia's high levels of wine exports to more than 120 countries. Temperature conditions during shipment are highly important in ensuring that Australian wines reach the customer table, locally or overseas, in optimum condition. This paper presents the results of a study tracking the temperature fluctuations that wine is exposed to during international shipment. The results indicate that extreme temperature fluctuations are more prevalent in the land transport legs compared to the sea leg. The impact of other factors such as the date of transport and shipment destination is also analysed. With this knowledge of conditions during travel, the Australian wine industry can put in place guidelines and policies with the goal of minimising exposure to heat and other damage by using appropriate packaging, container insulation or refrigeration and giving attention to the entire distribution process.

      PubDate: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:58:33 GMT
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - A rural-urban divide': Attitudinal differences
           towards water restrictions in South Australia
    • Abstract: Pearce, Meryl; Willis, Eileen; Mamerow, Loreen; Jorgensen, Bradley; Martin, John
      This paper examines differences in attitudes towards water restrictions in rural and urban areas in South Australia. The areas differed on the relative importance of future water shortages, whether uniform restrictions should apply across the state and the disruptive nature of restrictions. An analysis of the determinants of the attitudinal differences revealed that the perception of a more plentiful water supply in the rural study area led to a perception that future water shortages were of lesser importance to their households compared to those in the urban areas. This may also account for their attitudinal differences on the uniformity of restrictions across the state. Differences in attitudes towards the disruptive nature of restrictions were significantly linked to the affluence of the urban households. Apart from these differences, generally, regardless of location, demographics and socio-economic conditions, the results showed support for restrictions and their value in assisting households to conserve water.

      PubDate: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:58:33 GMT
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Corporate social responsibility in regional small and
           medium-sized enterprises in Australia
    • Abstract: Moyeen, Abdul; Courvisanos, Jerry
      The recognition that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is important for business sustainability has focused the bulk of research on explicit normative arguments for its adoption by large corporations. This ignores the role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the investigation of how such firms actually perform CSR activities. This study begins with the premise that SMEs may design appropriate CSR strategies to address issues in local communities. SMEs operate within these communities and subsequently are more aware of community and environmental issues than their larger counterparts. From this emerges the aim of examining the reality of this proposition from the particular perspective of a regional city in Australia. The results show a gap between normative CSR proposals and the actual operation of CSR processes in this cohort of SMEs in a regional community. What is exposed is the complexity of CSR 'on the ground at the business frontline'.

      PubDate: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:58:33 GMT
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Local adaptation responses in climate change planning
           in coastal Queensland
    • Abstract: Zeppel, Heather
      This paper reviews adaptation actions in climate change strategies by four urban Queensland coastal councils (e.g. Cairns, Gold Coast, Redland, and Sunshine Coast), and two community-based climate action plans for Bribie Island, and the Noosa Biosphere. The actions in these six plans are analysed for their adaptive response categories: Emphasising Nature, Emphasising Development and Managed Nature (Vasey-Ellis 2009), along with Council Governance of climate change, and Emphasising Community. Climate change planning and infrastructure responses by Queensland coastal councils mainly focus on protecting coastal development from erosion and other climate hazards, and building community resilience, supplemented by 'soft' environmental actions protecting nature. While some climate change plans for coastal areas included actions for shoreline erosion, coastal inundation, and storm surges, only two addressed sea level rise impacts. This review found an integrated mix of adaptation actions for nature, governance and community is required for enhanced adaptive capacity at the local level.

      PubDate: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:58:33 GMT
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Role of local institutions in formulating climate
           change adaptation strategies for a low water future: A public policy
    • Abstract: Ananda, Jayanath
      This paper examines the role of local institutions in supporting climate change adaptation action from a public policy perspective. While certain adaptation actions will provide public benefits, many others will offer private benefits. The paper argues that adaptation investments and assigning the adaptation responsibility across various actors should be guided by a clear public-private benefit framework. A case study of adapting to a 'low water future' in North East Victoria is used to discuss the role of local institutions and industries in formulating climate change adaptation strategies. The findings indicate that formulating adaptation strategies, at the local level, has been complicated by the existence of considerable uncertainty in the nature and magnitude of adverse climatic impacts. The planning problem is further exacerbated by considerable information asymmetries and moral hazard issues inhibiting climate change adaptation for reduced water supply by local institutions and industries.

      PubDate: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:58:33 GMT
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - The development of learning regions in New Zealand:
           The "6-I" framework
    • Abstract: Toland, Janet; Yoong, Pak
      This article introduces the "6-I" framework which has been developed in order to evaluate regional development. The "6-I" framework is based on the concept of the "learning region". The ideal "learning region" is innovative and economically successful. Six key factors have been identified that can be used to measure the development of learning regions This article explains how the "6-I" framework was developed and demonstrates its utility by showing how it was used to assess regional development in two regions of New Zealand over the twenty year period from 1985 to 2005. There is a particular focus on the potential contribution that information and communication technologies (ICTs) can make to the development of learning regions. Governments are increasingly making major investments in ICTs, such as ultra-fast broadband in the belief that they will facilitate regional development. However, little work has been done to assess the contribution of ICTs within a regional setting.

      PubDate: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:58:33 GMT
  • Volume 18 Issue 3 - Note from the Editors
    • Abstract: Sorensen, Tony; Glavac, Sonya
      PubDate: Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:58:33 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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