Global Research of Cities

A Case of Chengdu

  • Peter Taylor
  • Pengfei Ni
  • Kai Liu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Peter Taylor, Pengfei Ni, Kai Liu, Ben Durudder
    Pages 1-28
  3. Peter Taylor, Pengfei Ni, Kai Liu, Jie Yang
    Pages 29-58
  4. Peter Taylor, Pengfei Ni, Kai Liu, Frank Witlox, Kathy Pain, Michael Hoyler et al.
    Pages 59-89
  5. Peter Taylor, Pengfei Ni, Kai Liu, Shuting Guo, Zheng Zhao, Yuwei Li et al.
    Pages 91-170
  6. Peter Taylor, Pengfei Ni, Kai Liu, Xiaolan Yang, Shuting Guo
    Pages 171-188
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 189-205

About this book


This book, written by the national think tank of China, presents a comprehensive analysis of the key elements and unique characteristics in Chengdu’s development into a global city. To do so, it adopts both external and internal perspectives: externally, it highlights Chengdu’s agglomeration and linkage so as to identify the differences in its overall development in comparison with other world cities. Internally, it explores the behavior of companies within the city as the root motive for urban development. The authors investigate how businesses grow and promote the agglomeration, linkage and diversity of cities in the growth process, helping readers understand the contribution of businesses to urban development.


Global Research Internationalization of Cities China’s Rise Chengdu Urban Development Agglomeration of cities Policy in City’s development

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Taylor
    • 1
  • Pengfei Ni
    • 2
  • Kai Liu
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and EnvironmentNorthumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.BeijingChina
  3. 3.School of Business and AdministrationZhongnan University of Economics and LawWuhanChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-980-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-981-3
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