Volume 10, Issue 1, 2018


Authors: Yongling YAO, Yongmei LU, Gan WANG, Yue DONG, Haowei WANG

RELATIONS BETWEEN GLOBAL CITY CONNECTIVITY OF THE PRIMARY CITY AND THE SIZE NATIONAL ECONOMY

Some scholars emphasize the global cities network and suggest the declining of the national power. On the contrary, many studies insist on the role of the national economy on global cities. However, there is no specific model to show this relation and no evidence to conform which factor at national level impact this connectivity. The aim of this paper is to set up a specific model to illustrate the relationship between the national economic size and global cities connectivity, and to find the factor at national level impacting on world city connectivity. Bootstrap regression is adopted to set up the model for the relation. The results reveal that the national economic size has significant effectiveness on the global city connectivity with logarithmic function. This finding gives an explicit approach to clarify the idea of ‘glocal’ states with the combination of global city connectivity and national urban system.

Key words: city interlock connectivity, global city, national economy, second nature of cities.

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