Commodity Chains and World Cities
August 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
- Transnational spatial relations have become a key analytical lens through which to study the geographies of contemporary globalization
- Brings together contributions of key researchers from different backgrounds and different parts of the world
- Offers a set of original approaches to the study of the networked geography of globalization
2. World City Networks and Global Commodity Chains: Towards a World-Systems' Integration (Ed Brown, Ben Derudder, Christof Parnreiter, Wim Pelupessy, Peter J. Taylor and Frank Witlox).
3. Global cities in Global Commodity Chains: Exploring the Role of Mexico City in the Geography of Global Economic Governance (Christof Parnreiter).
4. City Networks and Commodity Chains: Identifying Global Flows and Local Connections in Ho Chi Minh City (Ingeborg Vind and Niels Fold).
5. Cities, Material Flows and the Geography of Spatial Interaction: Urban Places in the System of Chains (Markus Hesse).
6. Integrating World Cities into Production Networks: The Case of Port Cities (Wouter Jacobs, Cesar Ducruet and Peter De Langen).
7. Intra-firm and Extra-firm Linkages in the Knowledge Economy: The Case of the Emerging Mega-city Region of Munich (Stefan Lüthi, Alain Thierstein and Viktor Goebel).
8. Making Connections: Global Production Networks and World City Networks (Neil M. Coe, Peter Dicken, Martin Hess and Henry Wai-Cheung Yeung).
9. Global Inter-city Networks and Commodity Chains: Any Intersections? (Saskia Sassen).
Frank Witlox is Professor of Economic Geography at Ghent University. He is also Associate Director of the Globalization and World Cities group and network (GaWC), and a visiting professor at the Institute of Transport and Maritime Management Antwerp (ITMMA). His research focuses on transport economics and geography, city logistics, world cities and globalization, and urban planning.