Publication
Title
Measurement and interpretation of the connectivity of Chinese cities in the world city network 2010
Author
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 firms 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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Chinese geographical science
Publication
2013
ISSN
1002-0063
Volume/pages
23:3(2013), p. 261-273
ISI
000318564600001
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
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External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 25.06.2013
Last edited 13.07.2017