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Harvie, Charles Associate Professor

Associate Professor

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • School of Business
  • Discipline: Economics

Overview


Associate Professor Harvie has been involved in a number of research activities and projects for major international organisations including the Asian Productivity Organisation, Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank Institute, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia and the Depatment of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia. He has conducted extensive research across a number of countries in East Asia and is currently focusing upon the contribution of SMEs to inclusive and broad based growth in the Greater Mekong Subregion economies

 

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Charles' research interests include:

    • Macroeconomics
    • SME development and performance
    • East Asian economic development and integration
    • Economic and development issues and policy in the Greater Mekong Subregion economies

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • The greater Illawarra regional economy is undergoing major structural transformation. This is occurring from its traditional activities in primary and manufacturing industries towards the services sector (e.g. property and business services, health and community services, education, finance and insurance, wholesale and retail trade, transport, communications and tourism) and to knowledge and skill intensive manufacturing. Many of these growth sectors involve knowledge and skill intensive high value adding activities. This transformation will only be successful if there is a matching of labour force skills with the needs of employers, particularly knowledge workers, as well as a pool of innovative entrepreneurs with the capacity to take advantage of rapidly developing market opportunities in the regional, state, national and international markets. At this point in time it is pertinent to take stock of the region’s capabilities in both of these areas. This study, however, only focuses upon the latter. In the so-called knowledge economy of today, knowledge generation and innovation based activity (through R&D expenditure) and its wider dissemination that results incommercialisable products and services is a critical source of regional and national competitiveness. Entrepreneurial activity is pivotal to this process, being the conduit through which the commercialisation opportunity from regional knowledge and innovation oriented activity can be identified and activated. The greater the extent of entrepreneurial activity generated in this context the broader the extent of knowledge and innovation spill-overs and benefit to regional and national economies. In this context, this study reviews and profiles regional entrepreneurs with the aim of identifying how well-prepared they are for the challenges that lie ahead. This has been conducted by means of a survey of Illawarra Business Chamber members, comprising predominantly small and medium sized businesses, and case studies of small and medium sized businesses. <a href="https://www.researchgate.net/publication/346932511_Identifying_entrepreneur_characteristics_and_attributes_in_relation_to_small_and_medium_sized_enterprises_in_a_regional_context_A_case_study_of_the_greater_Illawarra_region" title="Report prepared for the Illawarra Business Chamber" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a>
  • The development of a decision support tool for economics will be presented at <a href="https://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/event_announcement.asp?event_id=1492%20" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Innovation and Product Development Management (IPDMC) Conference 2021</a>

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Interest Rate Parity, Monetary Policy Rule and Remittance in a Least Developed Economy: The case of Nepal Wardhani, Gusti

Full Name


  • Assoc/Prof Charles Harvie

Mailing Address


  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Charles' research interests include:

    • Macroeconomics
    • SME development and performance
    • East Asian economic development and integration
    • Economic and development issues and policy in the Greater Mekong Subregion economies

Selected Publications


Impact Story


  • The greater Illawarra regional economy is undergoing major structural transformation. This is occurring from its traditional activities in primary and manufacturing industries towards the services sector (e.g. property and business services, health and community services, education, finance and insurance, wholesale and retail trade, transport, communications and tourism) and to knowledge and skill intensive manufacturing. Many of these growth sectors involve knowledge and skill intensive high value adding activities. This transformation will only be successful if there is a matching of labour force skills with the needs of employers, particularly knowledge workers, as well as a pool of innovative entrepreneurs with the capacity to take advantage of rapidly developing market opportunities in the regional, state, national and international markets. At this point in time it is pertinent to take stock of the region’s capabilities in both of these areas. This study, however, only focuses upon the latter. In the so-called knowledge economy of today, knowledge generation and innovation based activity (through R&D expenditure) and its wider dissemination that results incommercialisable products and services is a critical source of regional and national competitiveness. Entrepreneurial activity is pivotal to this process, being the conduit through which the commercialisation opportunity from regional knowledge and innovation oriented activity can be identified and activated. The greater the extent of entrepreneurial activity generated in this context the broader the extent of knowledge and innovation spill-overs and benefit to regional and national economies. In this context, this study reviews and profiles regional entrepreneurs with the aim of identifying how well-prepared they are for the challenges that lie ahead. This has been conducted by means of a survey of Illawarra Business Chamber members, comprising predominantly small and medium sized businesses, and case studies of small and medium sized businesses. <a href="https://www.researchgate.net/publication/346932511_Identifying_entrepreneur_characteristics_and_attributes_in_relation_to_small_and_medium_sized_enterprises_in_a_regional_context_A_case_study_of_the_greater_Illawarra_region" title="Report prepared for the Illawarra Business Chamber" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a>
  • The development of a decision support tool for economics will be presented at <a href="https://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/event_announcement.asp?event_id=1492%20" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Innovation and Product Development Management (IPDMC) Conference 2021</a>

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Interest Rate Parity, Monetary Policy Rule and Remittance in a Least Developed Economy: The case of Nepal Wardhani, Gusti

Full Name


  • Assoc/Prof Charles Harvie

Mailing Address


  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility