Recasting the city into city-regions: place promotion, competitiveness benchmarking and the quest for urban supremacy
Greene, Francis J., Tracey, Paul and Cowling, Marc (2007) Recasting the city into city-regions: place promotion, competitiveness benchmarking and the quest for urban supremacy. Growth and Change, Vol.38 (No.1). pp. 1-22. ISSN 0017-4815Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2257.2007.00350.x
This essay critically examines twenty-two studies designed to measure the competitiveness of cities and city-regions. We suggest that while this research may show statistical correlations between different dimensions of competitiveness, there is little in the way of causation. More fundamentally, our main point is to question the utility of such studies. Regional disparities in terms of wealth and living standards are well known; simply recasting the spatial scale to the city or the city-region does not change the underlying fundamentals of regional performance.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Growth and Change|
|Number of Pages:||22|
|Page Range:||pp. 1-22|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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