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Title: Advanced producer service firms as strategic networks, global cities as strategic places
Authors: Taylor, Peter J.
Derudder, Ben
Faulconbridge, James R.
Hoyler, Michael
Ni, Pengfei
Keywords: Advanced producer services
Global cities
New York
Strategic places
World city network
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Wiley / © Clark University
Citation: TAYLOR, P.J. ... et al, 2014. Advanced producer service firms as strategic networks, global cities as strategic places. Economic Geography, 90 (3), pp. 267 - 291
Abstract: Sassen's identification of global cities as "strategic places" is explored through world city network analysis. This involves searching out advanced producer service (APS) firms that constitute "strategic networks," from whose activities strategic places can be defined. Twenty-five out of 175 APS firms are found to be strategic, and from their office networks, 45 cities out of 526 are designated as strategic places. A measure of "strategicness" of cities is devised, and individual findings from this are discussed by drawing on existing literature about how APS firms use specific cities. A key finding shows that New York and London have different levels of strategicness, and this is related to the former's innovation prowess and the latter's role in global consumption of services. Other cases of strategicness discussed in terms of the balance between production and consumption of APSs are Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai; Palo Alto; Mexico City; Johannesburg; and Dubai and Frankfurt. © 2013 Clark University.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Economic Geography on 11th Dec 2013, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecge.12040
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1111/ecge.12040
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15785
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecge.12040
ISSN: 0013-0095
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