9. Global Inter-City Networks and Commodity Chains: Any Intersections?

  1. Ben Derudder and
  2. Frank Witlox
  1. Saskia Sassen

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328264.ch9

Commodity Chains and World Cities

Commodity Chains and World Cities

How to Cite

Sassen, S. (2010) Global Inter-City Networks and Commodity Chains: Any Intersections?, in Commodity Chains and World Cities (eds B. Derudder and F. Witlox), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328264.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Ghent University, Belgium

Author Information

  1. Columbia University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 17 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335873

Online ISBN: 9781444328264

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Keywords:

  • global inter-city networks and commodity chains - any intersections;
  • World City Networks (WCNs) and Global Commodity Chains (GCCs);
  • five propositions towards an analytic lens - core methodological principle in global city analysis;
  • Adam Smith's ‘invisible hand’ - a non-x, explaining how a market economy works;
  • Post-Marshallian neoclassical economics - evicting analytic distances, between actual market, market more than a price mechanism;
  • GCC approach, informing the WCN approach - application of commodity-specific lenses;
  • demand, coming out of actual organizational needs;
  • input–output models of national economies - firms in all sectors;
  • spatial correlates of centrality - fourth proposition, fruitful articulation of global city analysis;
  • different process captured in a city - shift to new so-called flexible and deregulated modes of operation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Five propositions towards an analytic lens

  • What does a focus on cities add?

  • Notes

  • References