The World According to GaWC 2008

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This derives from Project 71 funded through the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Loughborough and Ghent Universities.

The data were collected at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences under the direction of Pengfei Ni, the Data Collection Manual was written by Peter Taylor, and the data was checked at Ghent University under the supervision of Ben Derudder and Frank Witlox.

The results are based upon the office networks of 175 advanced producer service firms in 525 cities.

This is a larger and more consistent data collection than in 2000 and 2004 but the methodology and analysis are exactly the same and therefore the results can be considered broadly comparable over all three years.

Classification of cities 2008

Cartogram of alpha cities 2008

Map of alpha cities 2008


Go to: [GaWC World Basics] [The World According to GaWC 2000] [The World According to GaWC 2004] [The World According to GaWC 2010] [The World According to GaWC 2012]