By Dr. Susan Kinnear, Kate Charters, Peter Vitartas (auth.), Susan Kinnear, Kate Charters, Peter Vitartas (eds.)

Regional components are key construction blocks of society in lots of nations. This compilation makes use of Australian case research examples to illustrate how neighborhood parts are uniquely well-placed to give a contribution to nationwide targets in innovation, infrastructure provision, water and nutrition safeguard, environmental sustainability, diversification, fit and habitable groups, and average catastrophe preparedness and reaction. every one of those topics is tested within the context of utilizing cutting edge techniques from areas to convey results which are nationally major. Authorship is drawn from a stability of prime practitioners and teachers to supply tales which are either enticing and rigorous. The case stories are contextualised through an research of local virtue literature, dialogue at the local coverage implications and classes, and observation round the key developments and drivers for innovation and local virtue in Australia. The e-book presents a resounding argument that targeting nearby innovation and improvement bargains major advantages to a country as a whole.

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The national drivers for innovation also stem from policy focus on matters of regional development, and government commitments in the Clean21, business innovation and research and development fields. There is abundant evidence that ‘regions matter’. More and more we are defined by our regional presence rather than a particular town or city. This is increasingly the case when we enter into international relationships and major projects. Often, the investment decisions that surround major investments are made with a view to the overall asset strength of the region—its knowledge base, its governance, its supply chain maturity, its security and its ability to respond and adapt to change.

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