Measurement and interpretation of connectivity of Chinese cities in world city network, 2010

Derudder, Ben, Taylor, Peter, Hoyler, Michael, Ni, Pengfei, Liu, Xingjian, Zhao, Miaoxi, Shen, Wei and Witlox, Frank (2013) Measurement and interpretation of connectivity of Chinese cities in world city network, 2010. Chinese Geographical Science, 23 (3). pp. 261-273. ISSN 1002-0063

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11769-013-0604-y

Abstract

This is an empirical paper that measures and interprets the position of Chinese cities in the world city network in 2010.
Building on a specification of the world city network as a ′interlocking network′ in which business services firms play the crucial role in city network formation, information is gathered about the presence of global service firms in cities. This information is converted into data to provide the ′service value′ of a city for a firm′s provision of corporate services in a 526 (cities) × 175 (firms) matrix. These data are then used as the input to the interlocking network model in order to measure cities′ connectivity and its predominant geographical orientation. Here we focus on the position of some key Chinese cities in this regard, and discuss and interpret results in the context of the urban dimensions of the ′opening up′ of the Chinese economy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: world city network, advanced producer services, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Nicola King
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2013 10:16
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:10
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/13723

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