The Global Urban Competitiveness Report – 2011
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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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Chapter 8: Global Urban Competitiveness Indices

Pengfei Ni

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8. Global urban competitiveness indices In this chapter, 500 tables of 500 sample cities are given, the contents of which are the data and rank of Comprehensive Competitiveness, Input Factor Competitiveness and Industrial Chain Competitiveness. The Multinational Enterprise is the score and its computing method is listed in Chapter 2. Input Factor Competitiveness has six manifest indicators. All the Input Factor Competitiveness indicators including the six manifest indicators are indices, which are calculated by the primary data and the synthetic method is explained in Chapter 2. Industrial Chain Competitiveness is only the final synthetic index, which is synthesized by 19 industry indices. Owing to its considerable length, the detailed data of Comprehensive Competitiveness, Input Factor Competitiveness and Industrial Competitiveness are not given. These datasets are available to the reader on the following website: www.gucp.org. Global Urban Competitiveness Index New York Name O 2010 Comprehensive Competitiveness O1 GDP (million $) O2 GDP per capita ($) O3 GDP per Sq Km (thousand $) O4 Real GDP growth (%) O5 No. of International Patents O6 Multinational Enterprise I Input Factor Competitiveness I1 Enterprise Quality I2 Local Supply I3 Local Demand C Industrial Chain Competitiveness Data .97 500778 60968 637.45 0.02 61 522 Index 1 .875 1 1 Rank 1 3 7 2 408 42 1 Rank 1 3 1 1 Name O 2011 Comprehensive Competitiveness O1 GDP (million $) O2 GDP per capita ($) O3 GDP per Sq Km (thousand $) O4 Real GDP growth (%) O5 No. of International Patents O6 Multinational Enterprise I Input Factor Competitiveness I4...

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