|Hawai'i's concentration on one industry like tourism is studied in a brief from University|
of Hawai'i Economic Research Organization. See more below. Photo by Julia Neal
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A 60-YEAR OLD MAN ON A HARLEY DAVIDSON DIED SATURDAY near South Point Road and Kahuku when his motorcycle ran off the road and down an embankment. The Kea‘au resident has been identified as Ray Allen Riveira, Sr. The accident was .3
miles west of the 68.5 mile marker on Highway 11. Responding to a 5:13 p.m. call, police determined that an unknown year blue Harley-Davidson motorcycle heading east drove off the right shoulder of the roadway and down a slight embankment, striking several rocks. Riveira was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:40 p.m. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
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HOW DO THE INTERNET, HAWAI`I'S ISOLATION AND OTHER FACTORS PLAY INTO THE CONCENTRATION OF THE ECONOMY INTO ONE SECTOR, TOURISM? What can be learned from New Zealand, Western Australia and small-population U.S.
A new Brief from University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization, written by incoming fellow Steven Bond-Smith, explains that the internet "enables business and collaboration to occur remotely. University of Hawai‘i academics and Hawai‘i’s businesses can now more easily team-up with US and foreign colleagues. But new collaborations often require close proximity because innovations are often only spurred when people with part
of an idea meet serendipitously.
He contends, however, that "Serendipity doesn’t occur easily over the internet. Furthermore, building the trust that is required for successful collaborations and business deals often requires initial face-to-face meetings. The internet can substitute some forms of face-to-face communication. But sometimes at least, the internet is complementary to face-to-face communication, particularly during the crucial trust-building and serendipitous stages of relationship building.