The dynamics of national and international urban systems, as well as individual metropolitan areas, are closely connected with the decisions and actions of firms and institutions in the service sector. Services and Metropolitan Development explores the processes guiding both the development and the spatial impacts of services on the urban system and individual areas. The book describes the symbiotic relationship between the internationalisation of services and the effects of this re-structuring on urban systems.
The multidisciplinary nature of the subject and its global development are reflected by the international range of contributors, specialists in geography, business management, economics and public administration. The book analyses the theoretical, conceptual and measurement issues confronting research on the development of services in North America, Northern Europe and Australia.
`The best survey of recent international research is offered by this book, which is not a mere collection of papers, but presents a real state-of-the-art study on producer services.' - Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
`The editor should be complimented for putting together this material in a high quality production.' - Urban Studies
A.S. Bailly, University of Geneva; W.B. Beyers, University of Washington; Joanne Brion, New York University; M.T. Daly, Director of the Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific; P.W. Daniels, Portsmouth Polytechnic; G. Durrenburger, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; David W. Edginton, University of British Columbia; Michael A. Goldberg, University of British Columbia; Robert W. Helsley, University of British Columbia; T.A. Hutton, City of Vancouver; C. Jaeger, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; P.Y. Leo, University of Aix-Marsaille; Maurice D. Levi, University of British Columbia; David Ley, University of British Columbia; D. Maillat, Institut de Recherches Economiques de Neuchatel; Mitchell L. Moss, New York University; Thierry Noyelle, Columbia University; Kevin O'Connor, Monash University, Melbourne; Penny Pearce, Columbia University; J. Philippe, University of Aix-Marsaille; Peter J. Rimmer, Australian National University; Pieter P. Tordoir, Institute of Spatial Organisation, Netherlands