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]
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