Evaluating regional economic development initiatives with special reference to the case of Ipswich

Robson, Alistair (Alistair Paul Leslie) (2005). Evaluating regional economic development initiatives with special reference to the case of Ipswich PhD Thesis, School of Geography, Planning & Env Management, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Robson, Alistair (Alistair Paul Leslie)
Thesis Title Evaluating regional economic development initiatives with special reference to the case of Ipswich
School, Centre or Institute School of Geography, Planning & Env Management
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2005
Thesis type PhD Thesis
Supervisor Robert Stimson
John Mangan
Total pages 274
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subjects 1205 Urban and Regional Planning
Formatted abstract

This thesis examines whether methodologies used to evaluate economic development strategies at a national or state level can be applied at a local level. It does this by extending several theories and demonstrating the effects of various Ipswich City Council economic development initiatives. The key research questions are: (1) Are current theories that are tailored to national and state economies sufficient for evaluating local government economic development strategies? and (2) Do Ipswich City Council economic development strategies have a positive effect on the economy? The first section of this thesis looks at the field of literature and narrows the scope of the literature to the various theories that have a direct impact on the research. The methodologies are then developed further and integrated into the direct impact of economic development strategies in Ipswich. This is followed by the results chapter; and a further theoretical chapter that extends the linear input-output methodology. The main issues that have impeded some of the research I this thesis are data limitations. Many variables that are available at the national or state level are not available at the local level. The study finds that it is feasible to apply methodologies at the national and state level to the local level. Furthermore it finds that Ipswich City Council economic development strategies have been of a net benefit to the city. 

Keyword Ipswich (Qld.). Council -- Economic policy
Regional planning -- Queensland -- Ipswich
City planning -- Queensland -- Ipswich

Document type: Thesis
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