Knowledge distribution nodes and home based businesses : role of local business associations and local council in Casey LGA

Jain, Ameeta 2011, Knowledge distribution nodes and home based businesses : role of local business associations and local council in Casey LGA, Australasian journal of regional studies, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 122-145.

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Title Knowledge distribution nodes and home based businesses : role of local business associations and local council in Casey LGA
Author(s) Jain, Ameeta
Journal name Australasian journal of regional studies
Volume number 17
Issue number 2
Start page 122
End page 145
Total pages 24
Publisher Australian and New Zealand Section, Regional Science Association
Place of publication Wollongong, N. S. W.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 1324-0935
Keyword(s) local business associations
business development
home based businesses
network analysis
knowledge distribution nodes
Summary This paper examines the structure, function and role of local business associations in home based business development within an urban region. Casey local government area (LGA), Victoria, is the focus, where nine local business associations in the area (as well as the local council) are evaluated in the context of support for local-based business development. The evaluation draws upon primary data collected by surveys of local home based businesses, and follows up by semi-structured interviews of representatives from these business associations and the local council. This paper identifies that local business associations are fragmented and have significant overlap in their activities, of which the commonest activity is acting as a knowledge distribution node. The cash strapped local council is the most important node. All are restricted by vision and resources. As a result, the services provided have little impact on sustainable business development in Casey.
Language eng
Field of Research 140218 Urban and Regional Economics
140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 910199 Macroeconomics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2011, The Australia and New Zealand Regional Science Association International Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30041819

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