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Emerging Nodes in the Global Economy: Frankfurt and Tel Aviv Compared

Editors: Felsenstein, Daniel, Schamp, Eike W., Shachar, Arie (Eds.)

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About this book

Cities form one of the principal arenas in which globalization processes are manifest. Much of the interest in the urban outcomes of globalization is focused on a limited number of iconic 'global' or 'world' cities. Most places however will never attain that status. They are more likely to play limited and specialized roles in a world economy increasingly dominated by flows. Emerging Nodes in a Global Network looks at the temporal and volatile ways in which two such cities, Frankfurt and Tel Aviv, engage the global economy. The central thesis of the book contends that the current round of globalization is characterized by places selectively functioning as nodes within global networks. Drawing on a combination of qualitative and quantitative empirical studies of leading sectors in Frankfurt and Tel Aviv (financial and business services, high technology, air transportation, tourism and cultural industries), the process of network formation is systematically analyzed and the role of national and regional policy is highlighted.
Audience: This book will be of major interest to academics, researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the areas of urban and economic geography, public policy and economic development. It also provides valuable material for government officials and regional and national agencies involved in metropolitan planning and development.

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"This book grew out of a three year collaborative research effort … . The researchers explored the relatively new phenomenon of globalization … . It is a worthwhile book to read and since it is composed of independent chapters, written by different authors, it can also be read selectively. … it provides a nice methodological framework for future investigation of other case studies in which cities in different parts of the world emerge as nodes in the global economy." (Daniel Shefer, The Annals of Regional Science, Vol. 39 (2), 2005)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Emerging Nodes in the Global Economy: An Introduction

    Felsenstein, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • From Industry to Services: The Changing Basis of the Frankfurt/Rhein-Main Metropolitan Economy

    Schamp, Eike W.

    Pages 11-34

  • Globalization Processes and Their Impact on the Structure of the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area

    Shachar, Arie (et al.)

    Pages 35-53

  • Investing in an Emerging Node: Foreign-Owned Companies in the Tel Aviv Economy

    Felsenstein, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 57-80

  • Frankfurt — An Emerging International Financial Center

    Grote, Michael H.

    Pages 81-107

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-1408-2
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Hardcover $199.00
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Softcover $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-6143-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emerging Nodes in the Global Economy: Frankfurt and Tel Aviv Compared
Editors
  • Daniel Felsenstein
  • Eike W. Schamp
  • Arie Shachar
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
72
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-1408-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-1408-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0924-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6143-0
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 282
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