Gateway Cities in Global Production Networks

Insights from the Oil and Gas Industry in Southeast Asia

  • Moritz┬áBreul

Part of the Economic Geography book series (ECOGEO)

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the role of gateway cities in contemporary circuits of global production. Apart from facilitating the interlinking of economic activities in the surrounding regions with the global economy, gateway cities have enormous implications for how certain regions participate in the global economy. Based on a case study of the oil and gas industry in Southeast Asia the book maps gateway cities, explores why these cities have come to occupy a gateway role, and evaluates their implications for regional economic development. To this aim, the book links components from research on the World City Network with Global Production Network research and demonstrates how this intersection creates synergies for studying the role of cities in economic globalization. The main audiences that this book appeals to are researchers and students interested in debates on regional development and the role of cities in the global economy. The book is also attractive to scholars interested in the organization of extractive industries.


Global Production Network Gateway City Southeast Asia Extractive Industries Global Value Chain World City Global City Oil and Gas Industry Singapore Globalization

Authors and affiliations

  • Moritz┬áBreul
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of GeographyUniversity of CologneCologneGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-16956-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-16957-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-1417
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-1425
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Oil, Gas & Geosciences