chapter  3
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Organization of the Polycentric Metropolis: Corporate Structures and Networks

ByPeter Taylor, David Evans, Kathy Pain

We now start to tackle the central research question: how to capture and measure the ‘space of flows’ in an economy based on knowledge-intensive advanced producer services (APS)? How exactly does information flow from individual to individual, within businesses or organizations, and between those businesses and organizations? How do these flows operate at different geographical scales – within functional urban regions (FURs), between FURs within a mega-city region (MCR), between a group of MCRs such as the eight we have identified for study in North West Europe, and between those MCRs and the rest of the world?