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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
I Introduction 1
The Urban System 2
Research on Metropolitan Dominance 3
The Internal Division of Labor and the Hinterland 6
The External Division of Labor and the Hinterland 7
The Internal Division of Labor and Urban System Position 10
System Position and the External Division of Labor 13
Improving the Ecological Approach to Metropolitan Dominance 16
II The System of Intraorganizational Dominance Relations 23
Corporate Actors in the Ecological Field 23
Firms and Their Environments 27
Power, Influence, and Dominance in the Intraorganizational Realm 34
The Firm and Organizational Power 41
Organizational Dominance in the Ecological Field 43
A Synthetic Approach to Organizational Dominance 45
Change in the Urban System 53
Change in Ecological and Organizational Determinants of System Position 55
III Network Data and Network Structure 57
Assessing Network Structure 59
Summary Measures of Network Structure 68
Ecological and Organizational Characteristics of Places 71
IV The Structure of the Network of Intercity Relations 73
Hierarchy in the System of Cities 73
Hierarchy and Region 78
Hierarchy and Integration 84
Summary: The Urban System as Hierarchy 86
V Ecological and Organizational Components of Network Structure 93
Ecological Dimensions of Network Prominence 93
Summary: Ecological Antecedents of Network Prominence 106
Organizational Components of Network Prominence 110
Summary: Organizational and Ecological Perspectives of Dominance 114
VI Change in the Network of Influence Relations 117
The Urban Hierarchy in 1950 118
Regional Influences and the Urban Hierarchy in 1950 123
Hierarchy and Integration in the Urban System--1950 125
Change in the Urban Hierarchy: 1950-1980 127
Change in the Ecology of Urban Network Influence 133
VII Network Characteristics and the Future of Urban Systems Research 141
Characteristics of the System 141
Ecological and Organizational Effects on the System 144
Ecological and Organizational Effects 147
The Network of World Cities 148
Evolution of the Organizational Approach 152
References 155
Appendix A 161
Appendix B 169
Author Index 177
Subject Index 181
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