Evaluating culture and regional economies

Hill, Stephen & McGovern, Mark (2005) Evaluating culture and regional economies. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 11(1), pp. 59-73.

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Culture is in fashion. Creative, innovative, entrepreneurial and other affirmative cultures are the aspirational goals of regions and their developers. Culture, and an espoused need for cultural change, typify regions as diverse as Queensland sugar, the Middle East, and Wales. Culture as a stimulating and progressing environment can energise entrepreneurs and institutions to drive change and regional development. Such is the fashion. The interplay between culture and regional economic development is the focus of this paper. Ways of developing considerations of culture are examined along with potential modes of analysis. The impacts of culture can be considerable but care is needed in evaluation. Evaluative frameworks need to be well structured if appropriate insights are to be gained into the regional contributions of culture.

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ID Code: 21912
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Culture, Regional Economies, Innovative, Entrepreneurial
ISSN: 1324-0935
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2009 13:00
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2012 02:58

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