Regional Advantage and Innovation

Achieving Australia's National Outcomes

Editors: Kinnear, Susan, Charters, Kate, Vitartas, Peter (Eds.)

  • Uses Australian case study examples to demonstrate how regional areas contribute to national goals
  • Authorship drawn from a balance of leading practitioners and academics
  • Presents real-world data and practical examples of the application of regional development theory
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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.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • An Introduction

    Kinnear, Susan (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Innovation in Regional Australia: Effective, Lagging or Under-Utilised?

    Perrem, Kilian

    Pages 21-40

  • The Challenges of Delivering a ‘Sustainable Australia’

    Quinn, Jamie (et al.)

    Pages 41-72

  • Transitions in Regional Development Policy: Comparative to Competitive Advantage

    McCall, Tony

    Pages 73-98

  • Integrating Innovation, Sustainability and Regional Development Goals: Delivering on National Policy Through ‘Regional Collaboratives’

    Kinnear, Susan (et al.)

    Pages 99-135

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  • ISBN 978-3-7908-2909-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regional Advantage and Innovation
Book Subtitle
Achieving Australia's National Outcomes
Editors
  • Susan Kinnear
  • Kate Charters
  • Peter Vitartas
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-2799-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-2799-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2798-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2909-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 444
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