The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2011

The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2011

Pengfei Ni

the competitiveness of 500 cities around the world. This one-of-a-kind annual resource draws on a wealth of data sources, all of which are described and assessed. Using a sophisticated methodology and a team of 100 researchers from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the book not only ranks these cities but also presents a treasury of information with regard to the strengths and weaknesses of each city in relation to each other. The book includes a full discussion of the factors that create urban competitiveness and what sorts or categories of cities are most competitive, and comments on the policies and initiatives that are adopted by the most competitive cities.

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Pengfei Ni

Subjects: economics and finance, public sector economics, urban economics, urban and regional studies, urban economics

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ACADEMIC ADVISERS Weiguang Wang (Executive Vice President of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)) Yang Li (Vice President of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)) Changhong Pei (Director of Institute of Economics, CASS) Peiyong Gao (Director of Institute of Finance and Trade Economics, CASS) Gang Fan (Vice President of China Society of Economic Reform, Director of Institute of the Chinese Economy) Peter Hall (Professor, Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College of London) Saskia Sassen (Professor, Department of Sociology, Columbia University) Peter Taylor (Royal Academy of Social Science, Director of the Globalization and World Cities Research Network) Edward Blakely (Academician, US National Academy of Public Administration) AUTHORS AND CONTRIBUTORS Pengfei Ni (Center for City and Competitiveness, CASS) Peter Karl Kresl (Bucknell University, USA) Shaokun Wei (Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) Qinghu Hou (Center for Combinatorics, Nankai University, China) Jianfa Shen (Geography and Resources Management Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Dong-Sung Cho (Professor, Strategy and International Business, Seoul National University, Korea) Yizhi Hu (Commercial and Government Institute, University of Canberra) Xiaolan Yang (Geography and Resources Management Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong) MEMBERS OF ACADEMIC COMMITTEE (COMMITTEE OF GLOBAL URBAN COMPETITIVENESS PROJECT) Peter Taylor (Royal Academy of Social Science, Director of the Globalization and World Cities Research Network) Peter Karl Kresl (President, Emeritus Professor, Bucknell University) Richard Legates (Professor, San Francisco State University) vi Member list of issue group vii David Maurrasse (Professor, Columbia University) Dong-Sung Cho (Professor, Strategy and International Business, Seoul National University,...