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Type: Journal article
Title: Leadership of place in the rural periphery: lessons from Australia's agricultural margins
Author: Kroehn, M.
Maude, A.
Beer, A.
Citation: Policy Studies, 2010; 31(4):491-504
Publisher: Routledge
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 0144-2872
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Michael Kroehn, Alaric Maude and Andrew Beer
Abstract: Numerous researchers have argued that local leadership has been fundamental to the growth or revitalisation of metropolitan and regional communities across the globe. Leadership is also seen to play an important role in encouraging innovation and the growth of new industries. This article considers the role of place leadership in two peripheral Australian regions: the Wheatbelt of Western Australia and the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Both are large, sparsely-populated regions that have traditionally relied upon broad-scale agriculture. Both regions are experiencing a period of profound economic restructuring and place leaders have had a critical role in attempts to shape a new future. The article considers the nature and role of place leaders in the two case studies and also examines their relationship with the formal institutions of government and their connections to the global economy.
Keywords: place-shaping
peripheral rural areas
economic transformation
Rights: © 2010 Taylor & Francis
DOI: 10.1080/01442871003723457
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