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The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2010
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The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2010

9781848446878 Edward Elgar Publishing
Pengfei Ni, Professor of Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China and Peter Karl Kresl, Charles P. Vaughan Professor of Economics (Emeritus), Bucknell University, US
Publication Date: 2010 ISBN: 978 1 84844 687 8 Extent: 336 pp
The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2010 is an empirical study of the competitiveness of 500 cities around the world. This one-of-a-kind annual resource draws on a wealth of data sources, all of which are described and assessed. Using a sophisticated methodology and a team of 100 researchers from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the book not only ranks these cities but also presents a wealth of information with regard to the strengths and weaknesses of each city in relation to each other. The book includes a full discussion of the factors that create urban competitiveness, what sorts or categories of cities are most competitive, and comments on the policies and initiatives that are adopted by the most competitive cities.

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The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2010 is an empirical study of the competitiveness of 500 cities around the world. This one-of-a-kind annual resource draws on a wealth of data sources, all of which are described and assessed. Using a sophisticated methodology and a team of 100 researchers from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the book not only ranks these cities but also presents a wealth of information with regard to the strengths and weaknesses of each city in relation to each other. The book includes a full discussion of the factors that create urban competitiveness, what sorts or categories of cities are most competitive, and comments on the policies and initiatives that are adopted by the most competitive cities.

Scholars and researchers in the areas of urban economics, planning, geography and regional economics will find the information invaluable as will local authorities, decision-makers, and economic planners in cities throughout the world.
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Contents: 1. The Conceptual Framework and Index System 2. Analytical Methods 3. Econometric Findings 4. The City Rankings 5. Which Cities are the Most Competitive in the World? 6. What are the Characteristics of Global Urban Competitiveness? 7. Which Factors Decide Global Urban Competitiveness? 8. Cities: Everything is Possible in the Future Appendices Bibliography
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