Commodity Chains and World Cities by Ben Derudder, Frank Witlox

By Ben Derudder, Frank Witlox

Transnational spatial family members provide a key aspect from which to review the geographies of latest globalization. This publication assesses the prospective cross-fertilization among of the main extraordinary analytical frameworks - the realm urban community framework and the worldwide commodity chain framework.Transnational spatial kinfolk became a key analytical lens during which to review the geographies of latest globalizationBrings jointly contributions of key researchers from diverse backgrounds and various components of the worldOffers a collection of unique ways to the research of the networked geography of globalization

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Taylor and F. Witlox Citigroup services four of the Top 10 firms in Mexico and two of the Top 10 in Chile, while JP Morgan/Chase Manhattan provides financial services to three of the Top 10 firms in Mexico and to four of the Top 10 in Chile. Parnreiter et al. (2007) attribute this preference for ‘glocal’ financial institutions to several factors. First, leading companies in Mexico and Chile seek out banks with sufficient global experience to place bond and share issues at major financial markets (in this case New York, Luxembourg, Frankfurt).

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