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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In the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Forum (Economics ï 2010) and the Ninth International Forum on Urban Competitiveness, sponsored and organized by the GUCP, ëConference Proceedings of the Ninth International Forum on Urban Competitivenessí has selected 14 high-quality recent academic papers in the fields of Urban Competitiveness, Urban Competitiveness and Innovation, World Cities, and Urban Competitiveness and Industrial Clusters from experts and scholars worldwide. Special thanks are due to Professor William Lever, University of Glasgow and Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, Head of the Urban Development Programme, OECD, who have both contributed high-quality papers.

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