Journal article

The Spatial Distribution of Producer Services in Shanghai

Sun Sheng Han, Bo Qin

URBAN STUDIES | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

This paper examines the location characteristics of the newly emerged producer services in Shanghai. The research questions are: how does the location of producer services fit into Shanghai's spatial context? What are the factors shaping the spatial distribution pattern? Are the spatial distribution and its determinants similar to those observed in other cities? Analyses of data collected from field reconnaissance, interviews and secondary sources reveal that the spatial distribution of producer services in Shanghai is characterised by concentration and dispersion. The concentration of producer services in an extensive central-city core is similar to that observed in other cities. However, t..

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