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Federation University Australia

Draft report

Our people, culture and place: a plan to sustain Ballarat's heritage

This plan brings together social and economic development goals with conservation goals, guided by international best practice – UNESCO’s Historic Urban Landscape approach (HUL).

Facilitating success for students from low socioeconomic status at regional universities

This report outlines the findings from a national study commissioned by the Australian government to determine the high-level factors that impact on the success and retention of students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds at regional universities. The study found that the eight factors were:
Conference paper

Economic resilience of regions: a longitudinal study of the Australian economy from 1986 to 2011

Resilience is about addressing vulnerability, not only by surviving a shock to the system, but also thriving in an economic environment of change and uncertainty. A robust conceptual framework is required to navigate through underlining elements of vulnerability. An evolutionary model of regional adaptive cycles...

Sustainable practices in small and medium sized enterprises in regional Australia

This research explores how regional small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are making greater commitments towards sustainable practices.
Conference paper

Regional small business as an underappreciated response to globalisation-induced socio-economic instabilities

The realities of subgroups of regional small businesses (regional-SBs) are essential for proper policy process but are under-researched. This study explores and seeks to reduce the aforementioned gap. Firm-and-manager-specific attributes of regional-SBs (drawn from a sample of 500 Australian regional-SBs) are evaluated to determine if...

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