[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP170104359]
Researchers Prof Matthew Tonts; Prof Dr Ben Derudder; Dr Thomas Sigler; Dr Kirsten Martinus; Dr Glen Searle
Brief description This project aims to understand how and why resources-related service firms cluster in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. Maintaining Australia’s competitive position in global affairs depends on delivering innovative services in established national areas such as mining, energy and agriculture. This project will approach Australian cities’ economies from a ‘global’ perspective using social network analysis, to understand how local firm clusters are internationally networked through branch office and affiliate corporate linkages. This project seeks to better direct urban and economic policy by positioning these sectors to deal with the challenges of the 21st century.
Funding Amount $222,074
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects