Emerging Nodes in the Global Economy: Frankfurt and Tel Aviv Compared

  • Daniel Felsenstein
  • Eike W. Schamp
  • Arie Shachar

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 72)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Emerging Nodes in the Global Economy: An Introduction

    1. Daniel Felsenstein, Eike W. Schamp, Arie Shachar
      Pages 1-8
  3. Metropolitan Structure and Restructuring

  4. ‘Growth Engines’ of the Node Economy

  5. Producer-Driven Activities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Eike W. Schamp, Ursula Rachor-Hagelueken, Alexander Grimm
      Pages 173-191
  6. Consumer-Driven Activities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Holger Rudolph, Ralph Steinert
      Pages 213-235
    3. Daniel Felsenstein, Hanan Barkai
      Pages 237-254
  7. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Eike W. Schamp, Daniel Felsenstein, Arie Shachar
      Pages 257-265
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 267-282

About this book


Cities form one of the principal arenas in which globalization processes are manifest. Much of the interest in the urban outcomes of globalization is focused on a limited number of iconic 'global' or 'world' cities. Most places however will never attain that status. They are more likely to play limited and specialized roles in a world economy increasingly dominated by flows. Emerging Nodes in a Global Network looks at the temporal and volatile ways in which two such cities, Frankfurt and Tel Aviv, engage the global economy. The central thesis of the book contends that the current round of globalization is characterized by places selectively functioning as nodes within global networks. Drawing on a combination of qualitative and quantitative empirical studies of leading sectors in Frankfurt and Tel Aviv (financial and business services, high technology, air transportation, tourism and cultural industries), the process of network formation is systematically analyzed and the role of national and regional policy is highlighted.
Audience: This book will be of major interest to academics, researchers, practitioners and policy makers in the areas of urban and economic geography, public policy and economic development. It also provides valuable material for government officials and regional and national agencies involved in metropolitan planning and development.


Economic Development Global economy Metropolitan region Policy development growth

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Felsenstein
    • 1
  • Eike W. Schamp
    • 2
  • Arie Shachar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyHebrew University of JerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Economic and Social GeographyJohann Wolfgang Goethe UniversityFrankfurt am MainGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6143-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1408-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
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