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Clustering The Heterogenity Of Eu Urban Performances


  • Crociata Alessandro

    () (University of Chieti-Pescara, Management Sciences)

  • Germano Alessandro

    () (University of Chieti-Pescara, Management Sciences)

  • Mattoscio Nicola

    () (University of Chieti-Pescara, Management Sciences)

  • Silvestri Marcello

    () (University of Chieti-Pescara, Management Sciences)


Cities represent today the intrinsic socio-economic complexity of local systems. Looking at the performances of urban systems enable us to explaining the main factors of territorial development. By moving from the theory of "progressive systems", and assigning to the cities some of this theory's properties, it is possible to outline a methodological perspective to capture the emerging phenomena describing the cities' performances. Keeping this view in mind, the aim of the paper is facing the intrinsic socio-economic complexity and heterogeneity of cities within the EU integration policies.. In order to better qualify this issue, we provide a multidimensional scaling approach, as a quantitative method useful to compare the several urban performances by letting a cluster evidence among the EU cities emerge.

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  • Crociata Alessandro & Germano Alessandro & Mattoscio Nicola & Silvestri Marcello, 2010. "Clustering The Heterogenity Of Eu Urban Performances," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(2), pages 236-241, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ora:journl:v:1:y:2010:i:2:p:236-241

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    Urban trajectories; progressive system; multidimensional scaling.;

    JEL classification:

    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes


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