GaWC Data Set 28

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World City Network 2016: Service Value Matrix and Global Network Connectivities

B. Derudder and P.J. Taylor

These data constitute the empirical basis for measuring the world city network in 2016. The data gathering strategy and the calculation model are described in detail in Taylor and Derudder (2016).

The following information is given to help understand and evaluate the data:

  1. 2016 data gathering strategy (firm and city selection) pdf file
  2. The list of cities 2016 pdf file
  3. The list of firms 2016 pdf file
  4. The service value matrix 2016 Excel file
  5. The Global Network Connectivity (GNC) ranking 2016 Excel file

See also: Data Tool 4: Computing Inter-City Matrix and Global Network Connectivities with R - A Brief Guide
(T. Storme and B. Derudder)

As per our data protocol, the following acknowledgement should accompany any public use of the data:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: The data were produced by B. Derudder and P.J. Taylor and constitute Data Set 28 of the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Research Network ( publication of inter-city data.