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Robertson, PL and Singleton, J 2001 , 'The Commonwealth as an economic network' , Australian Economic History Review, vol. 41, no. 3 , pp. 241-266 , doi: 10.1111/1467-8446.00086.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Robertson, PL and Singleton, J
Keywords: Economic networks; business networks; development of networks; economic history; Commonwealth
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Economic History Review
DOI / ID Number: 10.1111/1467-8446.00086
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