The role of rankings in growing city competition


On the one hand the comparison of cities can support investors in their choice of location, on the other hand it can be an important guide for the cities to judge their strengths and weaknesses and to define their goals and strategies for future development. However, there is some evidence that the discussion of city rankings is mainly concentrated on the final ranks totally neglecting the methods and indicators used.

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@inproceedings{Giffinger2008TheRO, title={The role of rankings in growing city competition}, author={Rudolf Giffinger and Hans Kramar and Gudrun Haindl}, year={2008} }