E-commerce, Competitiveness and Local and Regional Governance in Greater Manchester and Merseyside: A Preliminary Assessment

@article{Evans2002EcommerceCA,
  title={E-commerce, Competitiveness and Local and Regional Governance in Greater Manchester and Merseyside: A Preliminary Assessment},
  author={R. Evans},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={39},
  pages={947 - 975}
}
  • R. Evans
  • Published 2002
  • Economics
  • Urban Studies
  • This paper assesses two northern cities' relative attractiveness to firms supplying e-commerce services and the relative significance and impact of supportive local and regional interventions. Contrary to the hype, e-commerce has not as yet fundamentally changed the relative status of these two city-regions and appears to be reinforcing existing power relations, hierarchies and income distribution. Local interventions remain at the formative stage and as yet are not as critical as market… CONTINUE READING

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