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During the 1980s it became clear that the restructuring of economic activity and its geographical contribution have been increasingly dominated by processes operating at the international level. The importance of services, specifically producer services, to the development of the global urban system, to the economic welfare of individual metropolitan areas, and to the transformation of the internal structure of cities is now widely recognized.

Services and Metropolitan Development is a timely attempt to reflect this new dimension in urban and economic studies. It incorporates an impressive array of international, multidisciplinary perspectives based on the results of recent and ongoing research by geographers, business management and public administration specialists, and economists. The impact of the internationalization of services is currently marked by a great deal of national and international conformity as well as some interesting differences between economies and within individual metropolitan areas. Multidisciplinary in nature and global in scope, this study will be of interest to students of regional and urban planning and business studies, as well as to policy makers.

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Essays explore the processes guiding the development and the spatial impacts of services on the urban system and individual urban areas. They describe the symbiotic relationship between the internationalization of services and the effects of this restructuring on urban systems. The approach is multidisciplinary and contributors include specialists in geography, business management, economics, and public administration. Together they analyze issues confronting the development of services in North America, Western Europe, and Australia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415008525
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication date: 4/4/1991
  • Pages: 356
  • Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface The Contributors List of Tables List of Figures 1. Service Sector Restructuring and Metropolitan Development: Processes and Prospects P.W. Daniels 2. Transitional Economic Bases: From the Mass Production Society to the World of Finance M.T. Daly

3. The Growth of International Financial Services and the Evolution of International Financial Centres: A Regional and Urban Economic Approach M.A. Goldberg, R.W. Hesley and M.D. Levi 4. The Global Intelligence Corps and World Cities: Engineering Consultancies on the Move

P.J. Rimmer 5. Services and Counterurbanisation: The Case of Central Europe C. Jaeger and G. Durrenberger 6. Service Activities and Regional Metropolitan Development A. Bailly and D. Maillat 7. Trends in Producer Services in the US: The Last Decade W.B.

Beyers 8. The Service Sector and Metropolitan Development in Canada D.F. Ley and T.A. Hutton 9. Producer Services and Metropolitan Development in Australia K. O'Connor and D. Edginton 10. Advance Office Activities in the Randstad-Holland Metropolitan Region:

Location, Complex Formation and International Orientation P.T. Tordoir 11. The Internationalisation of New York Services B. Warf 12. Foreign Banks, Telecommunications and the Central City M.L Moss and J.G. Brion 13. Information Industries: New York's New Export

Base T.J. Noyelle and P. Peace 14. Networked Producer Services: Local Markets and Global Development P-Y Leo and J. Philippe

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