This chapter overviews the intra-firm connections that produce these lines of trade and communication, connecting contemporary Perth – and the Western Australian resource economy– to the world at large. It does so by extracting corporate strategic locational data during a relative economic boom to understand Perth’s influence and connectivity with other cities around the world. In what follows, we firstly review Perth’s economic development before introducing the corporate data set and social network analysis methodology employed to unpack Perth’s key industry and regional connections. The chapter concludes with observations of Perth’s connectivity and what this might mean looking forward.
|Title of host publication||Planning Boomtown and Beyond|
|Editors||Sharon Biermann, Doina Olaru, Valeria Paul|
|Place of Publication||Perth|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|