Cities as control and command centres: Analysis and interpretation

Peter Taylor, György Csomós

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Using the Forbes2000 list of largest corporations for 2010, revenues generated by companies are aggregated for the cities in which they are headquartered. From this data cities are ranked by sector and overall. The main finding is how overwhelmingly well Tokyo does in this empirical exercise. This is despite Japan’s ‘economic miracle’ stalling two decades ago. We use Jane Jacobs interpretation of the role of large corporations to explain this contradiction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)408-411
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


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