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Hamburg : a Global City? : a case study on Hamburg's producer services and cultural industries

Prüser, Anna-Lena (2015) Hamburg : a Global City? : a case study on Hamburg's producer services and cultural industries.

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Abstract:This bachelor thesis examines a city’s interlinkage in the globalizing processes and aims at answering the research question: To what extent can Hamburg be qualified as a Global City in terms of its localization of global producer services and cultural industries? Global cities are defined as local nodes of the corporate service sector and the cultural economy, which are associated in a global network. Following this, an in-depth analysis of Hamburg’s performance on the economic and cultural dimension will be provided in order to clarify its global city status. It will be innovative in two respects: Firstly, it will provide an incorporation of both dimensions (economic and culture) into its analysis in order to provide a more comprehensive and less biased estimate. Secondly, it will apply this dualistic approach to the city of Hamburg. At first, the two sectors are examined in form of a SWOT-analysis in order to determine their basic situation; then the sectors’ integration in the global networks is discussed. By linking the local conditions with the global perspectives, the not fully developed functional status of Hamburg as a global city becomes clear; it is a global city in the second row.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:74 (human) geography, cartography, town and country planning, demography
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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