GaWC Data Set 15

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Architectural Firms in World Cities: Global Practice Matrix

P.J. Taylor, P.L. Knox and E. Milfeit


These data constitute the basis of analysis in GaWC Research Bulletin No. 128 Globalization of Architectural Practice and are also used in GaWC Research Bulletin No. 146 Leading World Cities: Empirical Evaluations of Urban Nodes in Multiple Networks.

The data are a subset of GaWC Data Set 13; they include just architectural firms of which there are 21. Because of the sparseness of the matrix, cities are restricted to those with total practice scores of at least 3 (i.e. they must have more than just one typical office). 104 cities qualify.

The final matrix arrays 22 architectural firms across 104 cities showing global practice values.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: The data were produced by P.J. Taylor, P.L. Knox and E. Milfeit and constitute Data Set 15 of the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Research Network ( publication of inter-city data.