The Urban Emergency of a New Information Industry: Sydney's Multimedia Firms

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dc.contributor.author Searle, Glen en_US
dc.contributor.author De Valence, Gerard en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-26T04:11:07Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-26T04:11:07Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier 2005002101 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Searle Glen and De Valence Gerard 2005, 'The Urban Emergency of a New Information Industry: Sydney's Multimedia Firms', Blackwell, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 238-253. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1745-5863 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/648
dc.description.abstract This paper analyses the multimedia industry in Sydney. It seeks to understand whether the emergence of the industry has involved dense horizontal and vertical inter-firm linkages characteristic of an industrial cluster, or whether the industry has grown because of general urbanisation economies related to such factors as skilled labour supply and market demand. The industry is highly concentrated in and around central Sydney. This provides the best access to firms' main clients, notably advertising companies and other multimedia firms. It also reflects the centralised location of skilled labour such as web designers. While there is evidence of an emerging inner Sydney multimedia cluster which includes graphic design and advertising and related media, the main driver of the industry's development appears to have been general demand from advertising and related media companies, in association with the pool of computer graphics talent generated by these companies. en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-5871.2005.00316.x en_US
dc.title The Urban Emergency of a New Information Industry: Sydney's Multimedia Firms en_US
dc.parent Geographical Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 43 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Abingdon, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 238 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 253 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120500 en_US
dc.personcode 910761 en_US
dc.personcode 920309 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Urban and Regional Planning en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.description.keywords Industry clusters, Central "Sydney", Multimedia - Advertising - Media Cluster; Graphic Design Industry, Labour and Market Urbanisation Economies. en_US
dc.staffid 920309 en_US


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