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The Commonwealth as an economic network
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Research on the economics and sociology of business networks also sheds light on the development of networks of countries. The British Commonwealth was an important global network, or group of networks, in the mid-twentieth century. Commonwealth members, including Australia and New Zealand, cooperated in the management of the Sterling Area and the Commonwealth Preference Area. Yet Commonwealth members also had links to other networks and other sources of influence including the USA, continental Europe and Japan. During the 1950s and 1960s, there was a gradual change in the network relations of Australia and New Zealand, involving a diminution in the importance of bilateral ties with Britain.
|Keywords:||Economic networks; business networks; development of networks; economic history; Commonwealth|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Australian Economic History Review|
|Page Range:||pp. 241-266|
|Identification Number - DOI:||10.1111/1467-8446.00086|
The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
|Date Deposited:||23 Jul 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 03:19|
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