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The Gold Coast marine precinct: Pre-packaging entrepreneurship?

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Casali, GL and Robertson, PL 2011 , 'The Gold Coast marine precinct: Pre-packaging entrepreneurship?' , Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, vol. 17, No. 3 , pp. 352-382 .

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Abstract

We investigate the evolving quality of entrepreneurship in the Gold Coast Marine Precinct, a purpose-built industrial district in Southeast Queensland, Australia. Our findings are that the environment in the Precinct can be conducive to a better quality of entrepreneurship than may be feasible for firms in other settings; that a successful industrial district can be created artificially, with appropriate social relationships evolving afterwards; and that improvements in information and communications technology have undermined some aspects of traditional behaviour in the Precinct, but the essential nature of internal relationships remains intact.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Casali, GL and Robertson, PL
Journal or Publication Title: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
ISSN: 1324-0935
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