Sustainable Enterprise Creation: Making a Difference in Regional Australia and Beyond
This presentation explains a current study that investigates a growing number of community owned-enterprises which stimulate regionally appropriate economic activity in ways that are socially responsible and ecologically sustainable
||Economic Sustainability, Environmental Sustainability, Social Sustainability, Regional/Rural Development
International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.29-34.
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Dr Maureen Rogers, PhD, is a Research Fellow with the Centre for Sustainable Regional Communities, La Trobe University, Bendigo. With an Economics Degree, a Masters in Environmental Management, and a Doctorate in Environmental Economics, Maureen provides a strong multidisciplinary background to the issues of sustainable community development. Her past research has explored the non-market values of ecosystem functions and services and the role of the Precautionary Principle in environmental management decisions. She is currently involved in the development of community-based indicators of progress toward social, environmental and economic sustainability, using community cultural development techniques to support community led planning.
Professor Walker joined La Trobe University, Bendigo, in October 2003. Immediately prior to taking up this appointment he was Head of the School of Marketing at RMIT University Melbourne for 3 years. His research and teaching interests include customer service and the nature of service mindedness; the marketing and management of services, particularly in business-to-business contexts; competitive market positioning; and tourism. His research papers have been presented at, and published in the proceedings of, many academic conferences nationally and internationally, and his work has been published in a variety of leading scholarly journals including the European Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Marketing Management, the International Journal of Service Industry Management, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, and Advances in International Marketing. He is the co-author of 3 textbooks one of which, Services Marketing – An Asia-Pacific Perspective, is the leading text in this field throughout Australasia.
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