chapter  9
20 Pages

The Upper Spencer Gulf Common Purpose Group: A model of intra-regional cooperation for economic development

ByJIM HARVEY, BRIAN CHEERS

In recent years, the global notion of regional development has changed, from an emphasis on targeted policies to redress the problems of uneven growth in lagging areas to a more positive understanding of the need for all regions to develop their competitiveness through value-adding in such a way that business can become more successful against both national and international competition.