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Title: City-dyad analyses of China's integration into the world city network
Authors: Taylor, Peter J.
Derudder, Ben
Hoyler, Michael
Ni, Pengfei
Witlox, Frank
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Sage Publications / © Urban Studies Journal Limited
Citation: TAYLOR, P.J. ... et al, 2014. City-dyad analyses of China's integration into the world city network. Urban Studies, 51 (5), pp. 868 - 882.
Abstract: The business connections between Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai and other major world cities are investigated using the interlocking network model based upon the location strategies of advanced producer service firms. This approach emphasises non-hierarchical relations between cities. A key new finding is that city-dyad analysis enhances the prominence of these China cities compared with simple ranking by total global network connectivity. This suggests that Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing have developed more strategically important roles in the world city network than previously understood. Yet the geographies of these links are distinctive, with Shanghai shown to be better connected to the more important world cities such as London and New York than Beijing; and Beijing is found to be better connected to political world cities such as Washington and Brussels, and to other Pacific Asian cities, than Shanghai. The results are interpreted as suggestions for developing a new research programme.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Urban Studies [Sage Publications / © Urban Studies Journal Limited]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042098013494419
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0042098013494419
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15291
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042098013494419
ISSN: 0042-0980
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