World Cities and Shifting Economic Development Trajectories in the Age of Globalization

By Jonathan H. Westover.

Published by The Organization Collection

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What is the role of world cities in the age of globalization? Hymer (1972), Friedmann (1986), Sassen (2001), Smith (1996), Smith and Timberlake (2001), Alderson and Beckfield (2004) and many others have expanded on world systems theory and other sociological development theories to look at the increasingly important role of cities in the global context. Each argues that there are different kinds of cities that play a key role in the global economy. This paper will attempt further explore the role of the world city, as well as briefly explore and suggest future directions.

Keywords: Globalization, World Cities, Economic Development

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp.141-146. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.114MB).

Dr. Jonathan H. Westover

Graduate Student Instructor, Sociology Department, University of Utah, Lehi, Utah, USA

Jonathan H. Westover received a Master’s of Public Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. As a doctoral student, his research interests combine Comparative International Sociology and Organizational Sociology. Jonathan’s ongoing research examines work-quality characteristics and the determinants of job satisfaction cross-nationally.


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