Academic journal article Australasian Journal of Regional Studies

Notes from the Editors

Academic journal article Australasian Journal of Regional Studies

Notes from the Editors

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We are pleased to present the latest issue of our journal, drawing together diverse components of regional science and a range of current and emerging issues identified by these authors.

As is our common practice, the papers are drawn for the most part from Australia and New Zealand but in one case draws very interesting and important international parallels.

A paper by Cameron and ors. presents somewhat unusual subject matter --that being the co-relation of alcohol outlets in New Zealand with property damage. It is an important inclusion, however, for two reasons. Firstly it places certain social issues into a spacial/regional context. Further, the authors present a high quality and innovative Geographically Weighted Regression analysis, which may well lend itself to other social/regional science research.

Jones and ors. investigate the implications on the financial management of local authority amalgamations--a now common process experienced across Australia. This paper emanated from the 2015 ANZRSAI Conference in Sydney.

The paper by Khan focusses on small businesses in remote regions and investigates how the exiting of any such business can have wide implications for clusters of which this enterprise forms part. …

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