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={Richard Evans},
  journal={Urban Studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={39},
  pages={947 - 975}
}
  • R. Evans
  • Published 1 May 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… 

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