A living laboratory proposition for revitalising regional Australia

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Dhakal, Subas P., Brown, Kerry, Keast, Robyn, Mahmood, Muhammad Nateque, Wiewiora, Anna and Dick, Tom. 2012. "A living laboratory proposition for revitalising regional Australia." 26th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2012). Perth, Australia 05 - 07 Dec 2012 Perth, Australia.
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A living laboratory proposition for revitalising regional Australia

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsDhakal, Subas P. (Author), Brown, Kerry (Author), Keast, Robyn (Author), Mahmood, Muhammad Nateque (Author), Wiewiora, Anna (Author) and Dick, Tom (Author)
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 26th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2012)
Number of Pages22
Year2012
Place of PublicationPerth, Australia
ISBN9780987415806
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.anzam.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf-manager/312_ANZAM-2012-250.PDF
Conference/Event26th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2012)
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26th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2012)
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Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
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Event Date
05 to end of 07 Dec 2012
Event Location
Perth, Australia
Abstract

A strong Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector is said to underpin a competitive advantage of the Australian regions that are struggling to grow the economy, distribute the growth fairly, and in the process not degrade the environment. The concept of Regional Innovation Systems that draws on industrial cluster theory has gained currency as an umbrella framework for enabling the SMEs sector. However, there are significant gaps between research and innovation of such ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. This paper responds to this gap and proposes a Living Laboratory – an open multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder action research platform where innovations can be co-created, tested, and evaluated in the every-day environment of SME – as a way to strengthen the SMEs sector in regional Australia.

Keywordscollaborations and networking, information technology, innovation, small and medium sized enterprises, stakeholders
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020339999. Other built environment and design not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsSouthern Cross University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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