Information and communications technology and Australia’s regional economic competitiveness

Alam, Khorshed (2015) Information and communications technology and Australia’s regional economic competitiveness. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba, Queensland. [Report]

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This study ascertained that there is a need for more research at the regional level to assess critically how local economies are faring with national and global digital business environments. Policy efforts in this direction will unveil the potential that regional towns and cities have for inducing growth and change. As regional towns and cities contribute significantly to industrial activities whose output has a great impact on the national economy, future research exploring how ICT can impact on innovation and productivity within local economies is needed urgently. Added to this, the roles that ICT are assigned in the knowledge economy at the national and regional levels have given rise to the need to assess critically the technological readiness of regions and how ICT can enhance their competitiveness in the national and international marketplaces. Such cutting-edge research can guide regional policy makers in developing policies and strategies that can help build local capacities towards the effective use of digital technologies – the next step towards regional competitiveness in the digital future.

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Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ publication. A report prepared for the Western Downs Regional Council.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 23:43
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 23:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: information and communications technology, competitiveness, innovation, productivity, regional Australia
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919999 Economic Framework not elsewhere classified
B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8999 Other Information and Communication Services > 899999 Information and Communication Services not elsewhere classified
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