Introduction: The GUCP/GaWC Project
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Introduction: The GUCP/GaWC Project book
This book presents the basic findings of a large, global research collaboration between the Global Urban Competitiveness Project (GUCP) at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, and the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Research Network at Loughborough and Ghent Universities. The focus is on the relations between cities across the world and the result is the largest and most comprehensive study of world cities ever conducted. For instance, the global urban analyses reported below include investigation of the headquarter geography of 2000 leading firms plus estimations of intercity business connections between 525 cities. With more than 30 chapters detailing our empirical results, this book provides a unique insight into contemporary globalization through the cities within which it is organized and reproduced. Cities in globalization is a very big topic, and this book provides as comprehensive a picture of what is happening as is practically feasible in a truly global urban analysis.