The Economic 'Revolution' in Melbourne's West

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Title The Economic 'Revolution' in Melbourne's West
Author Dodson, Jago Robert; Berry, Mike
Journal Name Urban Policy & Research
Editor Dr. David Hayward
Year Published 2004
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Carfax Publishing Ltd
Abstract Historically, Melbourne's western suburbs were known as industrial areas suffering from relative disadvantage when compared to the rest of the metropolitan area. But economic commentators have claimed that a resurgence has occurred in the west, in terms of industrial investment and employment generation, since the mid-1990s, due to increasingly globalised economic connections which have reversed the region's previous disadvantages. This article engages with these 'western resurgence' claims in three ways. First, it examines the recent economic history of the western region, relative to global economic processes. Second the article examines the empirical basis for the reported recent economic resurgence in the west. Finally, the article concludes with some observations concerning regional economic development under contemporary global processes.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2004 Taylor & Francis. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 22
Issue Number 2
Edition 2004
Page from 137
Page to 155
ISSN 0811-1146
Date Accessioned 2005-03-15
Language en_AU
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject PRE2009-Urban and Regional Planning; PRE2009-Urban and Regional Studies
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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