ICT and regional development in Australia

Pease, Wayne and Rowe, Michelle and Wright, Lauretta (2006) ICT and regional development in Australia. In: Encyclopedia of developing regional communities with information and communication technology. Information Science Reference (IGI Global), Hershey, PA, United States, pp. 348-352. ISBN 1-59140-575-0


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[Abstract]: Traditionally, regional Australia has lagged behind urban regions from the point of view of the provision of infrastructure to facilitate information and communication technology (ICT). This has generally meant that the transformation to the ‘new economy’ has been much slower as evidenced by a dearth of businesses embracing ICT and so ‘missing out’ on the benefits and opportunities it affords. This however needs to be tested and this article explores this assertion. It overviews the development within the Hervey Bay region of Australia of information technology infrastructure which has in recent times, spawned the development of community based information technology driven organisations.

A number of initiatives have emerged within this region promoting the acceptance of a ‘knowledge-based future’. This article looks at one such initiative - Bay Connect a community based Internet development and training project - and considers its impact on the community. The article also documents the state of play regarding the provision of Internet and broadband digital services infrastructures within the Hervey Bay region.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. However, Alternatively, USQ staff and students may access the paper via publisher's electronic version of the book at: http://www.usq.edu.au/library/eservices/ezp_edrcict.htm
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems (Up to 31 Mar 2007)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems (Up to 31 Mar 2007)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:40
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 02:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICT, regional development, Bay Connect, Hervey Bay
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080612 Interorganisational Information Systems and Web Services
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160305 Population Trends and Policies
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4605 Data management and data science > 460507 Information extraction and fusion
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4403 Demography > 440305 Population trends and policies
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3599 Other commerce, management, tourism and services > 359999 Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1352

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