Gateways to the Global Economy / Edition 1

Gateways to the Global Economy / Edition 1

by Ake E. Andersson, David E. Andersson
     
 

"In the post-industrial network economy, international gateway region are becoming increasingly important. These gateway regions are the nodes (defined as a city or a city region) that act as saddle points between a region and the global economy. While gateway regions have existed ever since interregional trade was first practised, new non-trade networks, and the… See more details below

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"In the post-industrial network economy, international gateway region are becoming increasingly important. These gateway regions are the nodes (defined as a city or a city region) that act as saddle points between a region and the global economy. While gateway regions have existed ever since interregional trade was first practised, new non-trade networks, and the wider global economy, have made these regions more complex. The book includes discussions of infrastructure networks such as the internet and air transport, as well as networking activities such as long-distance scientific co-operation, financial networks and direct investments. The contributors have expertise in fields such as regional economics, economic geography, institutional economics and business administration." "Economists and researchers with an interest in regions, the knowledge economy and institutions will find this book of great value. It will also be of interest to economic geographers, regional planners and development agencies."--BOOK JACKET.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840643893
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Pages:
399
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
Pt. 1Gateways to the Continents and the World
1Gateway Regions of the World - an Introduction3
2Research Gateways of the World: an Analysis of Networks Based on Bibliometric Indicators17
3Financial Gateways31
4Three Global Cities: New York, London and Tokyo49
Pt. 2North American Gateway Regions
5Southern California as a Global Gateway Region: Polycentricity and Network Segmentation as Competitive Advantages83
6The Greater Washington Region: a Global Gateway Region105
7Miami: Multicultural Gateway of the Americas124
8Vancouver: a Multifunctional North American Gateway Region Linking Three Continents147
Pt. 3Asia-Pacific Gateway Regions
9Hong Kong as a Regional Strategic Hub for Manufacturing Multinationals169
10Reconfiguring Regional Hierarchy through Regional Offices in Singapore190
11Gateway Sydney - from the Tyranny of Distance to Strategic Hub207
12Exploiting Gateway Externalities: the Future of Kansai235
13Shanghai: a Gateway to China's Economic Modernization254
14Institutions and Networks: the Case of Taiwan's Export-Oriented Production Zones269
Pt. 4European Gateway Regions
15Frankfurt and the Rhine Main Region - the Transport and Finance Gateway of Germany283
16The Role of the Randstad Region in the European Urban System296
17The Network Profile of the Milan - Venice Corridor311
18Barcelona - the Logistical Center of Southern Europe332
19The Stockholm Region in the Global Economy345
20The Role of Institutions and Self-Organizing Networks in the Economic History of Regions365
Index381

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