Boomtown globalising: Perth as a internationally connected resource hub

Kirsten Martinus, Thomas Sigler

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapterpeer-review


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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlanning Boomtown and Beyond
EditorsSharon Biermann, Doina Olaru, Valeria Paul
Place of PublicationPerth
PublisherUWA Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781742589084
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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