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Papers, Reports and Publications

All of the following documents will be able to be viewed on-line.

Social research is a major element of our consultancy. Reports, papers and publications include:

  • Achieving Australia as an inclusive learning society: Why we can’t and therefore how we can, given that we can’t. An evolutionary psychological perspective.
    A 2006 paper commissioned by Adult Learning Australia.
    http://www.ala.asn.au/conf/2006/papers/refereed%20papers/ALA%20paper%20V3%20I%20Plowman_W02_.pdf
  • A strategic threat to policy leadership.
    A 2004 discussion paper.
    Right-click here to read
  • Birth order, motives, occupational role choice and organizational innovation: an evolutionary perspective.
    Doctoral thesis, 2005.
    Right-click here for abstract only. Full document available on request only.
  • Creating a great training day and meeting the challenges.
    A 2006 workshop sponsored by FarmBis WA.
    http://www.farmbis.wa.gov.au/code/Download/FarmBisWANewsJuly2006.pdf

  • Future implications of social and economic change in rural areas.
    A 2006 presentation for the Lake Eyre Basis Conference.
    Right-click here to read
  • Herbert cultural imprint analysis: a pathway to greater understanding and co-operation in decision-making.
    A 2004 paper, co-authored with Drs Jeff Coutts and Neels Botha, commissioned by the Sugar Research and Development Corporation.
    Right-click here to read
  • Innovation in rural Queensland: Why some towns thrive while others languish.
    This 2003 report was funded by the Australian Research Council under a Linkage Partnership between the University of Queensland Business School and the Queensland Department of Primary Industries. This research has been presented at over 20 regional, state and national conferences. It has been the topic of over 30 radio interviews, including Radio National.
    Right-click here to read
    http://www.business.uq.edu.au/display/research/Research+Reports
    http://www.abc.net.au/overnights/stories/s1102063.htm
    http://www.lgaq.asn.au/lgaq/resources/Events/2005AnnualConference/DevLocalCapacity.pdf
    http://www.mav.asn.au/CA256C320013CB4B/Lookup/IanPlowmanResearch/$file/IanPlowman.pdf
    http://www.ourcommunity.com.au/files/OCM204.pdf
    http://www.uq.edu.au/news/?article=5476
    http://www.groups.psychology.org.au/Assets/Files/rrig_newsletter_may04.pdf
    http://www.uq.edu.au/research/index.html?page=22280&pid=0
    http://www.communitybuilders.nsw.gov.au/getting_started/needs/lang.html
    http://www.alicespringsnews.com.au/1345.html
  • Innovation in rural Queensland: Why some primary industries and their associations thrive while others languish.
    This 2004 report was funded by the Australian Research Council under a Linkage Partnership between the University of Queensland Business School and the Queensland Department of Primary Industries. This research has been presented at workshops across a number of States.
    http://www.business.uq.edu.au/display/research/Research+Reports
    http://www.uq.edu.au/news/?article=7243
    http://www.farmbis.sa.gov.au/pdfserve/news/plowman_short_article.pdf
    http://omc.uq.edu.au/news/545UQNEWS.pdf
    http://www.abc.net.au/rural/telegraph/content/2006/s1651773.htm
  • Innovation in Rural Queensland.
    A 2006 paper commissioned by Philanthropy Australia.
    Right-click here to read
  • Innovation: Why we can’t, and therefore how we can.
    A 2006 paper commissioned by the Sugar Research and Development Corporation.
    Right-click here to read
  • Maximising the philanthropic dollar.
    A 2006 presentation to WA Community Foundation.
    http://www.wacf.org.au/files/Ian%20Plowman_Innovative%20Rural%20Towns.ppt
  • Planning for change.
    A 2006 workshop for Museum and Gallery Services http://www.collectionsaustralia.net/news_item/99
  • Traditional Owners Workshop – Goondiwindi Town Common:
    2007 Report commissioned by the Murray Darling Commission.
    A copy of the full report is available from the Goondiwindi Town Council.
  • The Four Determinants of Behaviour.
    From the proceedings of the Australia Pacific Extension Network national conference, Beechworth, Vic 2006.
    Right-click here to read
  • The need for more participative democracy.
    A 2007 post into Pigswillfly.com.
    http://www.pigswillfly.com.au/?p=1456
  • The personalities of primary producers and the consequences for agriculture and government.
    A 2005 paper presented to participants at a FarmBis WA conference. http://www.farmbis.sa.gov.au/pdfserve/news/the_personalities_of_primary_producersfinal.pdf
  • The relationships between community vitality, viability and health and natural resources and their management.
    A 2007 report commissioned by National Land and Water Resources Audit. The project was co-ordinated by URS and I. Plowman was one of five contributing researchers and authors.
    Right-click here to read
  • The role of the arts in innovative towns.
    A 2007 conference presentation for WA Regional Arts Pulse Conference. http://www.artsconference2007.com.au/Speakers

  • Unmasking the myth of leadership.
    A paper presented at the Queensland Secondary Principals Conference 2006.
    Right-click here to read
  • Why would people speak up if they are only going to be ignored anyway?
    A 2003 piece published by On-Line Opinion, Australia’s e-journal of social and political debate.
    http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=592


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