Theodore R. Alter

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Professor, Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education

Research Summary

Agricultural economics and policy, development economics, public sector economics, community and regional economics, community and rural development, comparative rural policy, institutional and behavioral economics, resource and environmental economics, and public scholarship and civic engagement in higher education.

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Recent Publications

Application of a modified brainstorming technique

Windon, S., Stollar, M. K. & Alter, T. R., Apr 1 2020, In: Journal of Extension. 58, 2, p. 1-10 10 p.

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New development: Public sector responses to complex socio-ecological issues—no silver bullets for rabbits

Reid, M. J., Hull, L. A., Alter, T. R., Adams, L. B., Kleinert, H. M. & Woolnough, A. P., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In: Public Money and Management.

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The creative fire: An interactional framework for rural arts-based development

Balfour, B., W-P Fortunato, M. & Alter, T. R., Oct 2018, In: Journal of Rural Studies. 63, p. 229-239 11 p.

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Wild dog management in Australia: An interactional approach to case studies of community-led action

Howard, T. M., Thompson, L. J., Frumento, P. & Alter, T., May 4 2018, In: Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 23, 3, p. 242-256 15 p.

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Systemic governance of sustainable agriculture: Implementing sustainable development goals and climate-friendly farming

Williams, J., Alter, T. & Shrivastava, P., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In: Outlook on Agriculture.

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Intentional Innovation Communities: Concepts and Preliminary Evidence

Fortunato, M. W. P., Alter, T. R., Adapa, S. & Thomas, P., May 1 2017, In: Economic Development Quarterly. 31, 2, p. 100-115 16 p.

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Mapping community innovation: Using social network analysis to map the interactional field, identify facilitators, and foster community development

Balfour, B. & Alter, T. R., Jul 8 2016, In: Community Development. 47, 4, p. 431-448 18 p.

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Culture and entrepreneurial opportunity in high- and low-entrepreneurship rural communities: Challenging the discovery/creation divide

Fortunato, M. W. P. & Alter, T. R., Jan 1 2016, In: Journal of Enterprising Communities. 10, 4, p. 447-476 30 p.

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Evaluation of a natural resource management program: an Australian case study

Verbeek, M., Martin, P. V., Fortunato, M., Alter, T., Bridger, J. & Radhakrishna, R., Oct 1 2016, In: Australasian Journal of Environmental Management. 23, 4, p. 382-401 20 p.

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Government and the entrepreneurial ecology: The case of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dye, B. & Alter, T. R., Oct 20 2015, In: Community Development. 46, 5, p. 541-558 18 p.

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