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Examining the role of entrepreneurship in economic development in Appalachia

Increasing uncertainty in the world economy has created challenges for regions to pursue development strategies to achieve economic growth. Globalization, increased marketing integration, and the advent of new technologies led to approaches from traditional industrial recruiting to less traditional approaches. Among these latter approaches is...
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Correlates of e-government use in county governments

One hundred and one American counties were selected randomly within predetermined strata and used to study the extent of use of e-government technologies. The study design was cross-sectional and the time period of the study was a single year, 2006. Each website was analyzed to...
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Creating inclusive rural communities: grass roots perspectives on the opportunities and challenges

Rural communities in developed countries such as Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland have experienced profound challenges over the past three decades. The social fabric of rural communities in these countries has been and will continue to be affected by global and...
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Creative Economic Development, Sustainability, and Exclusion in Rural Areas

Creative economy projects appear appropriate for sustainable rural development, but the benefits and challenges of initiating a creative economy in a rural setting are not well understood. Descriptive data and qualitative research with artists, planners, and residents of Chatham County, North Carolina, suggest that, in...
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Darwin Revisited: Lessons Learned from a Decade-long Evolution of State-wide RHIO

Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) in rural areas promise improved health care for many underserved populations. However, implementation in rural areas faces many challenges. One of the most rural states in the United States is in the process of creating a second comprehensive health information...
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Consulting for Rural Conservation-and Growth

One side-effect of the Big Sky boom that began around Jackson WY has been the birth of a novel approach to economic growth and land-use planning that focuses on environmental and conservation protections. To serve such emerging niches, Sullivan presents some architects and developers, who...
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Defining and measuring entrepreneurship for regional research: A new approach

In this dissertation, I develop a definition and regional measure of entrepreneurship that will aid entrepreneurship research and economic development policy. My new indicators represent an improvement over current measures of entrepreneurship. The chief contribution of these new indicators is that they incorporate innovation, which...
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Does foreign direct investment promote regional development in developed countries? A Markov chain approach for US states

This paper investigates the effects of inward FDI on per capita income and growth of the US states since the mid-1970s. Using a Markov chain approach, it shows that both quantitative and qualitative characteristics of FDI affect per capita income and growth. The empirical findings...
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Does regionalization of local public health services influence public spending levels and allocative efficiency?

This paper uses a panel data set of Connecticut communities to offer several empirical insights into the economics of local public health services. First, the demand characteristics associated with local public health services are explored. Tax-share, income, and aid elasticities of local public health demand...
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Does Rural Land Use Planning and Zoning Enhance Local Economic Development?

To some, land-use planning and implementation through zoning to regulate land-uses in rural areas may appear to be anathema to rural economic development. This view would be shared by those who are concerned that any land-use regulation in weak rural economies could dissuade economic development...