Competitive Cities in the Global Economy. (eBook, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Competitive Cities in the Global Economy.

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Publisher: Paris : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2006.
Series: OECD territorial reviews.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Urban areas are now home to more than half the population of OECD countries. Megacities like Tokyo with more than 35 million people and Mexico with about 18.5 million, and large agglomerations such as Montreal, Helsinki, Madrid and Stockholm are often called engines of national growth. They represent an important part of the national economy (up to 50% for Budapest, Seoul and Helsinki) and feature higher GDP per  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
ISBN: 9789264027091 9264027092 9264027084 9789264027084
OCLC Number: 476076419
Description: 1 online resource (449 pages)
Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgments; Part I. Competitive Cities in the Global Economy: Horizontal Synthesis Report; Executive Summary; Chapter 1. The Emerging Role of Metropolitan Regions; Chapter 2. Competitiveness, Liveability and Strategic Vision; Chapter 3. The Governance of Metro-regions; Bibliography; Appendix 1. Definition of Metropolitan Areas in some OECD Countries; Appendix 2. OECD Methodology for Identification of Metropolitan Regions; Appendix 3. Regressions and Correlations in Chapter 1; Appendix 4. Identifying the Determinants of Regional Performances.
Series Title: OECD territorial reviews.

Abstract:

Urban areas are now home to more than half the population of OECD countries. Megacities like Tokyo with more than 35 million people and Mexico with about 18.5 million, and large agglomerations such as Montreal, Helsinki, Madrid and Stockholm are often called engines of national growth. They represent an important part of the national economy (up to 50% for Budapest, Seoul and Helsinki) and feature higher GDP per capita and productivity levels than their countrys average. But there is also an urban paradox as cities also harbour large pockets of unemployment and poverty and suffer from.

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