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Networks and business development: Convict businesspeople in Australia, 1817-24

Johns, Leanne; van der Eng, Pierre


This article uses social network analysis to examine accounting records in order to establish and analyse business relationships. It applies this methodology to accounting transactions recorded at Australia's first bank, the Bank of New South Wales (BNSW) in order to establish whether a business network existed among ex-convict businesspeople in Sydney during 1817-24. Uncertainty regarding distance from suppliers and credit facilities, lack of markets and business connections plus the social...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Business History
DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2010.499428


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