中国地理科学(英文版) ›› 2013, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (3): 261-273.doi: 10.1007/s11769-013-0604-y

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Measurement and Interpretation of Connectivity of Chinese Cities in World City Network, 2010

Ben DERUDDER1, Peter J TAYLOR2, Michael HOYLER3, NI Pengfei4, LIU Xingjian5, ZHAO Miaoxi6, SHEN Wei7, Frank WITLOX1   

  1. 1. Department of Geography, Ghent University, Gent B9000, Belgium;
    2. School of the Built and Natural Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle NE1 8ST, UK;
    3. Department of Geography, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK;
    4. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 100732, China;
    5. Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB23EN, UK;
    6. South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China;
    7. ESSCA School of Management, Angers 49000, France
  • 收稿日期:2012-07-22 修回日期:2012-12-05 出版日期:2013-05-29 发布日期:2013-05-30
  • 通讯作者: Ben DERUDDER. E-mail: ben.derudder@ugent.be E-mail:ben.derudder@ugent.be
  • 基金资助:

    Under the auspices of European Research Council under the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (No. PIOF-GA-2010-274027), Key Laboratory of Ecology and Energy-saving of Dense Habitat (Tongji University), Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China

Measurement and Interpretation of Connectivity of Chinese Cities in World City Network, 2010

Ben DERUDDER1, Peter J TAYLOR2, Michael HOYLER3, NI Pengfei4, LIU Xingjian5, ZHAO Miaoxi6, SHEN Wei7, Frank WITLOX1   

  1. 1. Department of Geography, Ghent University, Gent B9000, Belgium;
    2. School of the Built and Natural Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle NE1 8ST, UK;
    3. Department of Geography, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK;
    4. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 100732, China;
    5. Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB23EN, UK;
    6. South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510641, China;
    7. ESSCA School of Management, Angers 49000, France
  • Received:2012-07-22 Revised:2012-12-05 Online:2013-05-29 Published:2013-05-30
  • Contact: Ben DERUDDER. E-mail: ben.derudder@ugent.be E-mail:ben.derudder@ugent.be
  • Supported by:

    Under the auspices of European Research Council under the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (No. PIOF-GA-2010-274027), Key Laboratory of Ecology and Energy-saving of Dense Habitat (Tongji University), Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China

摘要:

This is an empirical paper that measures and interprets the position of Chinese cities in the world city network in 2010. Building on a specification of the world city network as a ‘interlocking network' in which business services firms play the crucial role in city network formation, information is gathered about the presence of global service firms in cities. This information is converted into data to provide the ‘service value' of a city for a firm's provision of corporate services in a 526 (cities) × 175 (firms) matrix. These data are then used as the input to the interlocking network model in order to measure cities' connectivity and its predominant geographical orientation. Here we focus on the position of some key Chinese cities in this regard, and discuss and interpret results in the context of the urban dimensions of the ‘opening up' of the Chinese economy.

关键词: world city network, advanced producer services, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing

Abstract:

This is an empirical paper that measures and interprets the position of Chinese cities in the world city network in 2010. Building on a specification of the world city network as a ‘interlocking network' in which business services firms play the crucial role in city network formation, information is gathered about the presence of global service firms in cities. This information is converted into data to provide the ‘service value' of a city for a firm's provision of corporate services in a 526 (cities) × 175 (firms) matrix. These data are then used as the input to the interlocking network model in order to measure cities' connectivity and its predominant geographical orientation. Here we focus on the position of some key Chinese cities in this regard, and discuss and interpret results in the context of the urban dimensions of the ‘opening up' of the Chinese economy.

Key words: world city network, advanced producer services, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing