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Home based business in suburban peripheral regions and government policy: A case study of Casey, Melbourne, Australia

Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The
Volume 19 Issue 2 (2013)

Abstract: Home based businesses (HBB) are increasingly becoming an alternative to salaried employment. This research explores the potential for HBB to contribute significantly to the economic development of peripheral metropolitan centres. Without economic development, these centres remain dormitory suburbs with unresolved associated social and ecological issues. By mapping the diversity and limitations of HBB in the City of Casey, an outer suburban peripheral area of Melbourne, Australia, this study aims to evaluate what exists and the response by governments at all levels to further business development. This study finds that the role of government is restricted to broad initial start-ups, with no programs or support for the type of innovative HBB that need to be husbanded and encouraged to grow outside of the narrow confines of their home base.

To cite this article: Jain, Ameeta and Courvisanos, Jerry. Home based business in suburban peripheral regions and government policy: A case study of Casey, Melbourne, Australia [online]. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2013: 295-318. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=587071581446983;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1324-0935. [cited 14 Feb 16].

Personal Author: Jain, Ameeta; Courvisanos, Jerry; Source: Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, The, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2013: 295-318 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1324-0935 Subject: Home-based businesses--Economic aspects; Economic development--Planning; Home-based businesses--Finance; Home-based businesses--Government policy; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Senior Lecturer, School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia, email: ameetaj@deakin.edu.au
(2) Associate Professor, School of Business, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria 3353, Australia, email: j.courvisanos@ballarat.edu.au

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection