The importance of trade in economic development: Australia in the international trade network

Kastelle, Tim and Liesch, Peter W. (2013) The importance of trade in economic development: Australia in the international trade network. International Studies of Management and Organization, 43 2: 6-29. doi:10.2753/IMO0020-8825430201

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Author Kastelle, Tim
Liesch, Peter W.
Title The importance of trade in economic development: Australia in the international trade network
Journal name International Studies of Management and Organization   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0020-8825
1558-0911
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2753/IMO0020-8825430201
Volume 43
Issue 2
Start page 6
End page 29
Total pages 24
Place of publication Armonk, NY, United States
Publisher M.E. Sharpe
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract This article uses complex network analysis to investigate the question of the contribution international trade makes to growth in small-population, developed economies, with an emphasis on Australia. Using a longitudinal data set, the empirical work investigates the opportunities available to these economies to improve their position within the international trade network, looks at one common tool for doing so (free trade agreements), and discusses the role that firm-level actions play in the generation of the macro-level patterns of trade and development. The latter uses a complementary case study data from eighteen Australian firms regarding their process of integration with the international trade network. The findings indicate that economic growth is driven primarily by the formation of new international trade connections. However, such connections are difficult for small firms to make, which poses potential problems for countries with economies dominated by small firms.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
UQ Business School Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus Article
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Wed, 27 Mar 2013, 12:31:59 EST by Karen Morgan on behalf of UQ Business School