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Integrating World City Network analysis and the Global Value Chain approach: the role of advanced producer services in the global athletic footwear industry (3F008808)

This research aims to integrate two globalization paradigms, i.e. the Global Value Chain approach investigating the spatial and organizational structure of transnational production networks, and the world city literature studying global city networks resulting from the inter-firm relations of producer services. The latter play a pivotal role in this integration, and will therefore lead to new insights in contemporary globalization processes.

Date:1 Oct 2008  →  18 Apr 2011
Keywords:athletic footwear industry, economic globalization, World City research, advanced producer services, Global Value Chain approach
Disciplines:Economic geography, Urban and regional geography, Recreation, leisure and tourism geography, Geomatic engineering, Human geography, Other social and economic geography