Project

Sectoral dynamics in the world city network

Duration
01 January 2011 → 31 December 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Economic geography
    • Human geography
    • Recreation, leisure and tourism geography
    • Urban and regional geography
    • Other social and economic geography
  • Engineering and technology
    • Geomatic engineering
Keywords
world cities research producer services globalization and world cities research group sectoral differentiation
 
Project description

A major assumption in world cities research is that globalization processes are steered from a limited number of cities. These cities are thereby connected through the aggregate relationships within office networks of producer services such as investment banks and globalized accountancy firms. The aim of this research is to examine the importance of sectoral differentiation in the world city network.