The Global Urban Competitiveness Report - 2011 (Hardback)
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The Global Urban Competitiveness Report - 2011 (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages / Published: 29/02/2012
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The Global Urban Competitiveness Report - 2011 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 treasury 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 and 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.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9780857934215
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 169 x 244 mm


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`If you believe that the world economy is composed of cities vying with one another for capital investment, creative individuals, and high-performance firms, then you might be curios about which cities are most successful. To find out, you will need to consult this book. . . This reference work is thorough in its coverage.' -- R.A. Beauregard, Choice
`This Report - 2011 gives an overwhelming amount of comprehensive information for city managers trying to cope with the ever-increasing competition between cities in attracting investments, talent, firms, knowledge, events etc. Apart from an update of the ranking of 500 cities this new publication offers a lot of additional information, such as a selection of the best examples of competitive cities. The book is recommended for everybody interested in the strengths and weaknesses of the major cities in the world.' -- Leo van den Berg, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
`Ni Pengfei's GUCRs are distinctive for their methodology and the comprehensiveness of coverage. In this edition Ni offers us three new insights. In three chapters he analyses aspects of the competitiveness of five functional categories of cities as centers, such as finance, technology, politics, manufacturing and port/logistics. The determinants of the elements in his Global Urban Competitiveness Report, give us an indication of the importance of each of the elements. The Report also provides eleven examples of best city practices. A must-read book.' -- Peter Karl Kresl, Bucknell University, US

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