CRIC is breaking ground in the areas of regional innovation and competitiveness. Current research areas include:
- Demand management in the water industry
- Development of community capacity and relational capital
- Clustering in a regional context
- Regional SMEs: Are they different?
- Impact of e-commerce on the competitiveness of regional enterprises and organisations
- Wine and Regional Tourism: Strengthening Complementarity
- Beyond startup: SME Growth Through Replication
- Public program evaluation
The research is organised within a conceptual framework which includes:
- The core processes in development; innovation, leadership, collaboration and connectivity.
- Place and environment influencing enterprise and community strategies.
- Outcomes in terms of global/local competitiveness and the development of knowledge and relational capital.
CRIC pursues its mission by undertaking research which focuses on:
- Innovation and enterprise
- Technology and social change
- Collaboration and connectivity
- Diffusion of knowledge
- Capital flows
- Appropriate regional contexts
Cluster Conference - 2005
CRIC hosted a Cluster Conference in June & July 2005. The focus of the Conference was “Beyond clusters: current practices & future strategies”. The Conference covered a range of critically important themes.
Please refer below for any information you may require in regards to this Conference:
- All papers are available in the Conference Proceedings and can be searched by stream, title/abstract or by author.
- A Cluster Community Forum was set up after the Conference to exchange ideas in the area of clustering. It welcomes practitioners, policy makers, academics, cluster and community members alike.
The password to access the forum is "community".