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The Location and Global Network Structure of Maritime Advanced Producer Services

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  • Wouter Jacobs

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  • Hans Koster

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  • Peter Hall

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Within research on world cities, much attention has been paid to advanced producer services (APS) and their role within both global urban hierarchies and network formation between cities. What is largely ignored is that these APS provide services to firms operating in a range of different sectors. Does sector-specific specialisation of advanced producer services influence the economic geography of corporate networks between cities? If so, what factors might explain this geographical pattern? This paper investigates these theoretical questions by empirically focusing on those advanced producer services related to the port and maritime sector. The empirical results show that the location of AMPS is correlated with maritime localisation economies, expressed in the presence of shipowners and port-related industry as well as APS in general, but not by throughput flows of ports. Based upon the findings, policy recommendations are addressed.

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Article provided by Urban Studies Journal Limited in its journal Urban Studies.

Volume (Year): 48 (2011)
Issue (Month): 13 (October)
Pages: 2749-2769

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Handle: RePEc:sae:urbstu:v:48:y:2011:i:13:p:2749-2769

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  1. Pegler, L.J., 2011. "Sustainable Value Chains and Labour - Linking Chain and "Inner Drivers" - From Concepts to Practice," ISS Working Papers - General Series 525, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague.
  2. Bottasso, Anna & Conti, Maurizio & Ferrari, Claudio & Merk, Olaf & Tei, Alessio, 2013. "The impact of port throughput on local employment: Evidence from a panel of European regions," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 27(C), pages 32-38.
  3. Koster, Hans R.A. & van Ommeren, Jos & Rietveld, Piet, 2014. "Estimation of semiparametric sorting models: Explaining geographical concentration of business services," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 14-28.

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