Connected Cities Are Economically Healthy Cities

Connected Cities Are Economically Healthy Cities

Publisher: 
Harvard Business School Press
Date published: 
2015
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Harvard Business Review
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Harvard Business Review, Vol. 93, No. 4, April 2015, pp. 22-24
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Could increasing your online connections to friends and business contacts benefit your entire city? Maybe. Higher LinkedIn connectedness in a metropolitan area--the number of people each user is connected to, on average--is associated with faster job growth there. From 2010 to 2014, in the wake of the Great Recession, the U.S. metro areas with the highest average number of connections per user had more than twice the job growth of the least-connected areas, according to a study sponsored by LinkedIn.

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CITATION: . Connected Cities Are Economically Healthy Cities . : Harvard Business School Press , 2015. Harvard Business Review, Vol. 93, No. 4, April 2015, pp. 22-24 - Available at: http://library.au.int/connected-cities-are-economically-healthy-cities