Some of the attributes that make us successful

Monypenny, Richard (2007) Some of the attributes that make us successful. In: Proceedings of the 11th SEGRA Conference 2007, pp. 1-17. From: 11th SEGRA Conference 2007, 17-19 September 2007, Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper is a case study about the three main organizational attributes of the organizational change process that helped a small local service provider to redesign its self so that it could more easily take advantage of opportunities that it saw as arising from projects that had regional development implications. The three central arguments of this paper are that: • When regional development practitioners are seeking to develop a local project that has regional development implications, helping an existing local organization to expand to undertake such a project makes a lot of practical sense because it leverages off the existing organization rather than having to create a new organization. • This paper documents the three main organizational attributes that helped a small local service provider to successfully make such a move. • If this small organization was successful in making significant organizational change then perhaps your organization can also? The three key points being made to support this argument are: • The three main organizational attributes are: The Leadership Team, The organization’s strategy to grow out from their Core Programs into New Ventures and the organization’s initiative to develop a research partnership with the Local University. • Other organizations might well use other organizational attributes, like for example the chair of the board of directors, an outside consultant, an internal or outside champion, etc. • The environment in which local service providers now operate is much more turbulent than it was in the recent past. One of the benefits from this increased turbulence is that there is also likely to be an increase in opportunities to arise from serendipity. However, if an organization is not organizationally equipped to be able to take advantage of such opportunities they will be of little use in increasing local well-being. The small local service provider is The Townsville Division of General Practice.

Item ID: 1817
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: regional development; community capacity building
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This version of the paper is the version in the Proceedings (depositor). Conference theme "Changing Regions: the road to success"

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ISBN: 978-0-98-028334-1
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2008
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140218 Urban and Regional Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919999 Economic Framework not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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