A living laboratory proposition for revitalising regional Australia

Dhakal, Subas P. and Brown, Kerry and Keast, Robyn and Mahmood, Muhammad Nateque and Wiewiora, Anna and Dick, Tom (2012) A living laboratory proposition for revitalising regional Australia. In: ANZAM 2012: Managing for Volatility and Instability, 5-7 Dec 2012, Perth, Australia.

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Abstract

A strong Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector is said to underpin a competitive advantage of the Australian regions that are struggling to grow the economy, distribute the growth fairly, and in the process not degrade the environment. The concept of Regional Innovation Systems that draws on industrial cluster theory has gained currency as an umbrella framework for enabling the SMEs sector. However, there are significant gaps between research and innovation of such ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. This paper responds to this gap and proposes a Living Laboratory – an open multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder action research platform where innovations can be co-created, tested, and evaluated in the every-day environment of SME – as a way to strengthen the SMEs sector in regional Australia.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2012 The Authors.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 05:04
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2017 05:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaborations and networking, information technology, innovation, small and medium sized enterprises, stakeholders
Fields of Research : 12 Built Environment and Design > 1299 Other Built Environment and Design > 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29970

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