中国地理科学(英文版) ›› 2012, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (3): 334-342.

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Command and Control Cities in Global Space-economy Before and after 2008 Geo-economic Transition

Ernest Ka Shing LEE1, Simon Xiaobin ZHAO1, Yang XIE2   

  1. (1. International Center for China Development Studies & Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China; 2. Department for Rural Economic, Development Research Center of the State Council, Beijing 100010, China)
  • 出版日期:2012-04-30 发布日期:2012-05-24

Command and Control Cities in Global Space-economy Before and after 2008 Geo-economic Transition

Ernest Ka Shing LEE1, Simon Xiaobin ZHAO1, Yang XIE2   

  1. (1. International Center for China Development Studies & Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China; 2. Department for Rural Economic, Development Research Center of the State Council, Beijing 100010, China)
  • Online:2012-04-30 Published:2012-05-24

摘要:

The global economic downturn caused primarily by the US sub-prime mortgage crisis in 2007 engendered revenue loss of the

multinational corporations. Existing studies have yet to depict the detrimental impacts on city′s command and control functions induced

by the sub-prime mortgage crisis together with its residual wave of global economic recession on the global spatial economy. Recent and

previous studies have produced an ′instant history′ of the global spatial economy before the global economic downturn undermines the

global economy in late 2008. However, the waxes and wanes of major cities′ command and control functions on the global economic

arena before and after the outbreak of financial crisis and its associated geo-economic transitions are still poorly understood. This paper

attempts to contribute a new set of customized data to update and fill in the gap in the literature with the investigation of the command

and control functions of cities around the world from 2005 to 2009. Particular attentions are paid to the time-space relationship of the

geo-economic transition that can capture the recent historical images of the command and control situation of different cities in the

world.

关键词: global space-economy, command and control cities, geo-economic transition, China

Abstract:

The global economic downturn caused primarily by the US sub-prime mortgage crisis in 2007 engendered revenue loss of the

multinational corporations. Existing studies have yet to depict the detrimental impacts on city′s command and control functions induced

by the sub-prime mortgage crisis together with its residual wave of global economic recession on the global spatial economy. Recent and

previous studies have produced an ′instant history′ of the global spatial economy before the global economic downturn undermines the

global economy in late 2008. However, the waxes and wanes of major cities′ command and control functions on the global economic

arena before and after the outbreak of financial crisis and its associated geo-economic transitions are still poorly understood. This paper

attempts to contribute a new set of customized data to update and fill in the gap in the literature with the investigation of the command

and control functions of cities around the world from 2005 to 2009. Particular attentions are paid to the time-space relationship of the

geo-economic transition that can capture the recent historical images of the command and control situation of different cities in the

world.

Key words: global space-economy, command and control cities, geo-economic transition, China