Cities as control and command centres: Analysis and interpretation

Taylor, Peter and Csomós, György (2012) Cities as control and command centres: Analysis and interpretation. Cities, 29 (6). pp. 408-411. ISSN 0264-2751

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Using the Forbes2000 list of largest corporations for 2010, revenues generated by companies are aggregated for the cities in which they are headquartered. From this data cities are ranked by sector and overall. The main finding is how overwhelmingly well Tokyo does in this empirical exercise. This is despite Japan’s ‘economic miracle’ stalling two decades ago. We use Jane Jacobs interpretation of the role of large corporations to explain this contradiction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: city rankings, Jane Jacobs, large corporations, world cities
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2012 10:56
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 23:10

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