Regional Advantage and Innovation

Achieving Australia's National Outcomes

  • Susan Kinnear
  • Kate Charters
  • Peter Vitartas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Regions, Regional Advantage and Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Susan Kinnear, Kate Charters, Peter Vitartas
      Pages 3-18
  3. Commentary and Analysis

  4. Praxis Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Simon Lyas, Jessica van der Waag, Russell Pritchard, Carl Beck
      Pages 217-231
    3. Amanullah Maung Than Oo, G. M. Shafiullah, Salahuddin Azad
      Pages 289-303
    4. Peter Vitartas, Sue Kilpatrick, Martin Homisan, Susan Johns
      Pages 305-318
    5. Claire Penniceard, Peter Vitartas, Kate Charters
      Pages 373-383
    6. Cr Debbie Blumel, Peter Henderson, Peter Waterman
      Pages 385-400
  5. Discussion and Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
    2. Susan Kinnear, Kate Charters
      Pages 403-437
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 439-443

About this book


Regional areas are key building blocks of society in many countries. This compilation uses Australian case study examples to demonstrate how regional areas are uniquely well-placed to contribute to national goals in innovation, infrastructure provision, water and food security, environmental sustainability, industry diversification, healthy and liveable communities, and natural disaster preparedness and response. Each of these themes is examined in the context of using innovative approaches from regions to deliver outcomes that are nationally significant. Authorship is drawn from a balance of leading practitioners and academics to provide stories that are both engaging and rigorous. The case studies are contextualised by an analysis of regional advantage literature, discussion on the regional policy implications and lessons, and commentary around the key trends and drivers for innovation and regional advantage in Australia. The book provides a convincing argument that focusing on regional innovation and development offers significant benefits to a nation as a whole.


Economic Development Regional Policy Regionalisation Regions Sustainable Regional Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan Kinnear
    • 1
  • Kate Charters
    • 2
  • Peter Vitartas
    • 3
  1. 1., Centre for Environmental ManagementCQUniversityNorth RockhamptonAustralia
  2. 2.Management Solutions QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3., Southern Cross Business SchoolSouthern Cross UniversityLismoreAustralia

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