Geographical rents and blue economy experiments

Authors: Nick Lewis*, University Of Auckland
Topics: Economic Geography
Keywords: blue economy, rent, New Zealand, regional development
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Truman, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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This paper examines efforts to produce geographical rents through sustainability practices in the making of a blue economy in New Zealand. The paper examines a set of experiments in doing economy differently in New Zealand's marine spaces and initiatives to assemble them into regional development platforms. The experiments range from resource management initiatives to diverse economy entrepreneurship, capital sourcing, production techniques, promotional strategies, supply chain management, and corporate reporting. The paper asks whether the idea of geographical rents provides political purchase for promoting sustainability practices and regional development gains in marine economy regions.

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