Fostering collaborative regional development in biobased industries: a case study – stage 1

Gadek, Paul, Holden, Peter, and Bitomski, Jim (2005) Fostering collaborative regional development in biobased industries: a case study – stage 1. Report. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, Barton, ACT, Australia .

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Abstract

The emerging biobased industry sector in Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) has adopted a cluster based approach to facilitation of its development as best practice regional economic development. This project has sought to collect industry data to better define the scope and nature of the regional industry. The data will be used to identify possible barriers and opportunities for industry development and assess options for implementation, monitoring and measurement of industry cluster development. The project provides baseline data for a proposed longitudinal 5 year study of cluster development, which would develop and trial proposed innovative monitoring and measurement techniques, as well as seek to optimise outcomes for the industry.

Research Background: Tropical North Queensland’s economy is heavily reliant on agricultural industries, such as sugar, tobacco and dairy, which are undergoing structural adjustment. The emerging biobased industry sector in Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) has adopted a cluster based approach to facilitation of its development as best practice regional economic development. This is based on global evidence that clusters are a key mechanism in achieving and sustaining competitive and comparative advantage in regional economies.

Research Contribution: There is a lack of agreed upon tools and models for monitoring development and measuring their performance and impacts on regional economies. There are none specifically oriented to biobased industry clustering. This report reviews the scope, nature and stage of development of those biobased industry sectors, as the precursor for development of a longitudinal study aimed at developing and trialling innovative tools and methods of measurement and monitoring for industry cluster development. It also draws from this review some conclusions and suggested direction for future industry cluster development.

Research Significance: This project has sought to collect industry data to better define the scope and nature of the regional industry. The data will be used to identify possible barriers and opportunities for industry development and assess options for implementation, monitoring and measurement of industry cluster development. The project provides baseline data for a proposed longitudinal 5 year study of cluster development, which would develop and trial proposed innovative monitoring and measurement techniques, as well as seek to optimise outcomes for the industry.

Item ID: 16162
Item Type: Report (Report)
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Publication No. 05/134 Project No. UJC 11A

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ISBN: 978-1-74151-197-0
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2011 06:10
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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