Aviation Infrastructure and Regional Economic Development: Understanding the Importance of Integration in Regional Airfreight Networks

Kille, Tarryn ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4029-5865 and Bates, Paul Raymond and Murray, Patrick (2015) Aviation Infrastructure and Regional Economic Development: Understanding the Importance of Integration in Regional Airfreight Networks. International Journal of Management, Business, and Economics, 2 (1). pp. 139-161. ISSN 2408-1914


Abstract

The purpose of this article is to investigate the infrastructure challenges for regional communities with regards to the provision of regional airfreight services. Through a critical discourse analysis, the findings assist in realising the latent meanings that have the effect of shaping policy, impacting on the regional airfreight sector. Four major themes provide empirical evidence to substantially address issues of infrastructure with regards to airfreight services including: business decision-making; cost of business; governmental advice; and the limits of integration in various levels of government decision-making processes. The results presented in this research provide a framework to assist in clarifying the issues associated with regional airfreight provision. There is a notable gap in academic literature that focuses on the role of regional aviation in the logistics industry. To the best of our knowledge, no paper has yet sought to investigate the discourse that impacts on this sector. It is hoped that the outcomes of this research will support the industry and policy makers in future efforts towards the economic development of regional communities, and the progression of the regional aviation sector.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 11 May 2021 23:10
Last Modified: 25 May 2021 05:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: Airfreight, Logistics, Regional Communities
Fields of Research (2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1507 Transportation and Freight Services > 150799 Transportation and Freight Services not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3509 Transportation, logistics and supply chains > 350999 Transportation, logistics and supply chains not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8803 Aerospace Transport > 880301 Air Freight
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2301 Community services > 230199 Community services not elsewhere classified
27 TRANSPORT > 2701 Aerospace transport > 270101 Air freight
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41950

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