In order to devise effective policies for economic growth and employment development within their jurisdictions, urban authorities need to understand and take account of the knowledge infrastructure available.
The new small and medium sized businesses that are a by-product of this corporate restructuring use spatial networks instead of hierarchy (e.g. vertical and horizontal integration) to address agency problems and reduce transaction costs.
While globalisation and production chain unbundling is allowing Advanced Business Services to reach out to clients in distant regions and countries, the tendency towards consolidation of these firms into Australia’s biggest cities, in particular Sydney and Melbourne, is of policy concern.
The research reported in this paper is situated at within a set of contemporary literatures concerning the spatial development of large urban areas, within the context of the ongoing restructuring of urban employment and housing markets.
This paper outlines the background and methodology of a study concerning the housing and work situations of low and moderate income 'key workers' in the health, transport, hospitality and finance sectors.
Over the last few decades there has been considerable change in the industrial and demographic composition of employment with substantial impacts on the spatial economy. There are significant disparities in employment growth rates across metropolitan and regional areas of Australia.
This paper presents an argument for the need to develop a more sophisticated and much needed understanding of the economic role of Sydney within the contemporary Australian eastern seaboard economy as a prerequisite to the development of appropriate urban and regional physical, economic and social...