Measuring Localisation Regionally to Form a Bhutanese Index
AbstractLocalisation may be used as a strategy to remedy the harmful socio-ecological impacts of economic globalisation, and lead to improved sustainability achievements. This article describes the formation of a regional-level localisation index for the 20 districts of Bhutan, demonstrating a way to identify localised places using regionally specific data. Secondary source data were gathered in Bhutan according to localisation expert-identified metrics, which were then weighted, standardised, scored and ranked. This enabled the formation of a Bhutanese regional-level localisation index. The index may assist those seeking regional-level localisation case studies by enabling the identification of localised places in Bhutan. The article also summarises sustainability-planning interviews carried out across Bhutan to determine causal factors relating to localisation scores, in particular focusing on the top localisation-scoring district, Dagana. The interviews revealed that Bhutan is a highly localised country that has long and intentionally planned many aspects of localisation. View Full-Text
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Olivier, M.M.; Wilson, B.P.; Howard, J.L. Measuring Localisation Regionally to Form a Bhutanese Index. Sustainability 2016, 8, 690.
Olivier MM, Wilson BP, Howard JL. Measuring Localisation Regionally to Form a Bhutanese Index. Sustainability. 2016; 8(7):690.Chicago/Turabian Style
Olivier, Michelle M.; Wilson, Benjamin P.; Howard, Jonathon L. 2016. "Measuring Localisation Regionally to Form a Bhutanese Index." Sustainability 8, no. 7: 690.
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