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Title: Australian agricultural R & D and innovation systems
Contributor(s): Sorensen, Anthony  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2011
DOI: 10.1504/IJFIP.2011.040074
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Abstract: The work of Richard Florida and others links economic development with the growing creativity of large, tolerant and cosmopolitan cities. In contrast, this article documents a highly creative and innovative agrarian counterpart. Australia, unlike most countries, exports much of its farm output which, in turn, receives little public subsidy. This paper explores how cutting-edge Research and Development (R&D) and rapid innovation contribute to maintaining the sector's global competitiveness, combined with scale economies and quality control. In so doing, it queries the validity of urban-biased theories of creativity, and shows that a rural version can be equally powerful in its separate domain.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 7(1/2/3), p. 192-212
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1740-2816
Field of Research (FOR): 160511 Research, Science and Technology Policy
140201 Agricultural Economics
070199 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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