Urban Competitiveness and Innovation
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Urban Competitiveness and Innovation

Edited by Pengfei Ni and Zheng Qiongjie

Against the backdrop of today’s climate of economic globalization and the rapid development of information, this timely book explores the complex concept of competitiveness between cities. The expert contributors illustrate that innovation is a prerequisite for increasing urban competitiveness, and highlight the various ways that urban innovation-based competitiveness can be approached.
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Chapter 10: Global Power City Index: comprehensive power of cities to enhance their competitiveness

Hiroo Ichikawa


GPCI-2009 was created by a research organization comprising four bodies. The Committee, which has five scholars including Sir Peter Hall as Principal Advisor and Heizo Takenaka as Chairman, supervised the key areas of the ranking process. The Working Group researched and analyzed each city to provide sufficient materials for evaluating cities, and created the city rankings, based on advice from the Committee and Expert Partners from the perspective of the global actors in each important phase. Furthermore, a third-party peer review by two peer reviewers was undertaken, to obtain validation and criticism to ensure the fairness of the rankings (see Table 10.1).

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