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WORKSHOP THEME: "On the Edge: How Economic and Social Networks connect the World's Peripheral Cities and Regions in World Peripheries"

WORKSHOP ORGANISERS: Dr Kirsten Martinus (University of Western Australia), Dr Thomas Sigler (The University of Queensland)

This three-day symposium connects leading academics, strategists, economic development practitioners, and advanced students to explore how network theory and science can be applied to novel questions of economic development, particularly in peripheral cities and regions. By combining theoretical developments with empirical research, the workshop aims to connect a range of people interested in understanding urban connectivity in a globalising world.  As the workshop is located in Perth, we will focus on the city's uniqueness as a leader in the resources sector, combined with a focus on industry networks connecting cities outside of the world's 'core' economies. Keynote lectures by leading researchers in economic geography, management, and network science will be complemented by discussion and debate regarding the potential and utility of networks in understanding economic globalisation and connectivity.

The workshop organisers would like to invite interested researchers to submit their abstract at:  Those selected for the workshop will be invited to participate, and notified of the registration and paper submission procedures.  In addition to a research presentation, participants are expected to contribute a full-length manuscript to the resulting journal special issue.

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Abstract submission deadline: Friday 7 December 2018