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Manufacturing in the New Urban Economy

1st Edition

By Willem van Winden, Leo van den Berg, Luis Carvalho, Erwin van Tuijl


400 pages

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In large cities in developed countries, the share of manufacotruing has declined drastically in the last decades and the share of service has grown as many manufacturing firms have closed or moved to lower-cost locations. The process of deindustrialization is often seen as part of the inevitable shift towards a knowledge based economy and urban economies come to rely on research and development, financial services, tourism and the creative industries. This book looks at the changing link between manufacturing and knowledge-based activities in urban regions.

The authors develop a new framework drawing on insights from organization studies and regional economic literature looking at various international case studies in Western and Eastern Europe, South America and Asia.

Table of Contents

1. Cities and Manufacturing: Setting the Scene, 2. Manufacturing and Urban Development: A Frame of Analysis, 3. Dortmund: Metal-electro sector, 4. Eindhoven: Automotive Industry, 5. Munich: Automotive Industry, 6. Ostrava: Automotive Industry, 7. Paris: Automotive Industry, 8. Porto: Metal-electro Sector, 9. Rotterdam: Food Industry, 10. Sao Paulo: Automotive Industry, 11. Shanghai: Automotive Industry, 12. Turku: Shipbuilding Industry, 13. Synthesis: Conclusions and Recommendations.

About the Authors

Dr. Willem van Winden works as a professor in the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He is an expert in the field of urban and regional development and strategies.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Urban & Regional
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Manufacturing Industries
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industrial Management