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Connecting Rhine-Main: the production of multi-scalar polycentricities through knowledge-intensive business services

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posted on 12.05.2010 by Michael Hoyler, Tim Freytag, Christoph Mager
Most of the literature on polycentric urban regions has focused on the analysis of intra-regional rather than external linkages, while research on the emergence of a 'world city network' has analysed external city relations without explicitly addressing city-regional contexts. This paper aims to bring both perspectives together. Drawing on Taylor's interlocking network model, it presents a first analysis of multi-scalar inter-city connectivities within a specific city-regional context. Central to the analysis is the question how knowledge-intensive business service firms in Rhine-Main connect this multi-nodal metropolitan region to other cities within Germany and beyond. The result is a detailed mapping of the business service connectivities of a major European city-region.

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  • Social Sciences

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  • Geography and Environment

Citation

HOYLER, M., FREYTAG, T. and MAGER, C., 2008. Connecting Rhine-Main: the production of multi-scalar polycentricities through knowledge-intensive business services. Regional Studies, 42 (8), pp. 1095 - 1111

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Routledge / © Regional Studies Association

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2008

Notes

This article was published in the journal, Regional Studies [Routledge © Regional Studies Association]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343400701874230

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0034-3404

Language

en

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