Gateways to the Global Economy / Edition 1

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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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Gateway regions are nodes that act as saddle points between a region and the global economy. This work discusses infrastructure networks such as the Internet and air transport, as well as networking activities such as long-distance scientific cooperation, financial networks, and direct investments. Contributors have expertise in fields such as regional economics, economic geography, institutional economics, and business administration. Ake Andersson teaches infrastructure and planning at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. David Andersson is research fellow at the Institute of Economics at Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840643893
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 399

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Pt. 1 Gateways to the Continents and the World
1 Gateway Regions of the World - an Introduction 3
2 Research Gateways of the World: an Analysis of Networks Based on Bibliometric Indicators 17
3 Financial Gateways 31
4 Three Global Cities: New York, London and Tokyo 49
Pt. 2 North American Gateway Regions
5 Southern California as a Global Gateway Region: Polycentricity and Network Segmentation as Competitive Advantages 83
6 The Greater Washington Region: a Global Gateway Region 105
7 Miami: Multicultural Gateway of the Americas 124
8 Vancouver: a Multifunctional North American Gateway Region Linking Three Continents 147
Pt. 3 Asia-Pacific Gateway Regions
9 Hong Kong as a Regional Strategic Hub for Manufacturing Multinationals 169
10 Reconfiguring Regional Hierarchy through Regional Offices in Singapore 190
11 Gateway Sydney - from the Tyranny of Distance to Strategic Hub 207
12 Exploiting Gateway Externalities: the Future of Kansai 235
13 Shanghai: a Gateway to China's Economic Modernization 254
14 Institutions and Networks: the Case of Taiwan's Export-Oriented Production Zones 269
Pt. 4 European Gateway Regions
15 Frankfurt and the Rhine Main Region - the Transport and Finance Gateway of Germany 283
16 The Role of the Randstad Region in the European Urban System 296
17 The Network Profile of the Milan - Venice Corridor 311
18 Barcelona - the Logistical Center of Southern Europe 332
19 The Stockholm Region in the Global Economy 345
20 The Role of Institutions and Self-Organizing Networks in the Economic History of Regions 365
Index 381
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