Jerry Courvisanos

Conference paper

Developing policy for Australia's small towns: from anthropology to sustainability

Two approaches to learning about the structure and function of Australia's small towns are discussed in this paper: the community studies approach, which has a deep understanding of the forces operating within local communities but lacks a strong policy perspective; and the sustainability based approach...
Journal article

Corporate social responsibility in regional small and medium-sized enterprises in Australia

The recognition that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is important for business sustainability has focused the bulk of research on explicit normative arguments for its adoption by large corporations. This ignores the role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the investigation of how such firms...

Building the capacity to innovate: the role of human capital

In this paper, the authors examine the links between human resource management, including learning and development practices, and building innovation capacity. The survey component of the research found only limited evidence for the links between human resource management and innovation capacity, although some management practices...
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...

Review of Victoria’s regional economic development strategy and service delivery model - a submission by regional researchers from RMIT, La Trobe and Federation Universities

Introduction Researchers working on regional development in Victorian universities have collaborated for more than a decade. Working under the auspices of the Victorian Universities Regional Research Network (VURRN), a number of shared events and projects have been conducted, seeking to inform policy development in Victoria...