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World cities and global commodity chains : an introduction

Ben Derudder (UGent) and Frank Witlox (UGent)
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The purpose of this special anniversary issue is to assess the possible cross-fertilization between two prominent analytical frameworks: the World City Network framework, in which researchers have studied the emergence of a globalized urban system for the provision of a host of advanced corporate services: and the Global Commodity Chain framework, in which researchers have scrutinized the inter connected functions, operations and transactions through which specific commodities are produced, distributed and consumed in a globalized economy. These two approaches have developed in parallel but have rarely been brought together. This introductory essay identifies the common roots and recent history of these two frameworks, and outlines how the six articles contribute to their theoretical and empirical cross-fertilization.
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SYSTEM, WORLD CITY NETWORK, LINKS, ECONOMY, INDUSTRY, FIRMS, GLOBAL COMMODITY CHAINS, GLOBAL NETWORKS, WORLD SYSTEMS THEORY, PRODUCTION NETWORKS, CITY NETWORK

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Derudder, Ben, and Frank Witlox. 2010. “World Cities and Global Commodity Chains : an Introduction.” Global Networks-a Journal of Transnational Affairs.
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Derudder, B., & Witlox, F. (2010). World cities and global commodity chains : an introduction. GLOBAL NETWORKS-A JOURNAL OF TRANSNATIONAL AFFAIRS.
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Derudder B, Witlox F. World cities and global commodity chains : an introduction. GLOBAL NETWORKS-A JOURNAL OF TRANSNATIONAL AFFAIRS. 2010. p. 1–11.
MLA
Derudder, Ben, and Frank Witlox. “World Cities and Global Commodity Chains : an Introduction.” GLOBAL NETWORKS-A JOURNAL OF TRANSNATIONAL AFFAIRS 2010 : 1–11. Print.
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this special anniversary issue is to assess the possible cross-fertilization between two prominent analytical frameworks: the World City Network framework, in which researchers have studied the emergence of a globalized urban system for the provision of a host of advanced corporate services: and the Global Commodity Chain framework, in which researchers have scrutinized the inter connected functions, operations and transactions through which specific commodities are produced, distributed and consumed in a globalized economy. These two approaches have developed in parallel but have rarely been brought together. This introductory essay identifies the common roots and recent history of these two frameworks, and outlines how the six articles contribute to their theoretical and empirical cross-fertilization.},
  author       = {Derudder, Ben and Witlox, Frank},
  issn         = {1470-2266},
  keywords     = {SYSTEM,WORLD CITY NETWORK,LINKS,ECONOMY,INDUSTRY,FIRMS,GLOBAL COMMODITY CHAINS,GLOBAL NETWORKS,WORLD SYSTEMS THEORY,PRODUCTION NETWORKS,CITY NETWORK},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {1--11},
  series       = {GLOBAL NETWORKS-A JOURNAL OF TRANSNATIONAL AFFAIRS},
  title        = {World cities and global commodity chains : an introduction},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0374.2010.00271.x},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2010},
}

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