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Regional Urbanization and Knowledge-Intensive Business Activities (KIBS): An Example of Small and Medium-Sized Cities in the Greater Stuttgart Region (Germany)

Department of Geography, Heidelberg University, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
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Urban Sci. 2020, 4(1), 1; https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci4010001
Received: 26 November 2019 / Revised: 9 December 2019 / Accepted: 17 December 2019 / Published: 19 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Regional Urbanization)
The objective of this paper is to understand the role of small and medium-sized cities as economic locations, and as potential anchor locations, in grounding processes of regional urbanization in the knowledge economy. Based on quantitative occupational data, the deconcentration processes of knowledge-intensive business activities are analyzed for the Greater Stuttgart Region in southern Germany. The way in which the different knowledge bases used in knowledge-intensive business activities influence spatial patterns of economic activity in the surrounding area of the core city, including small and medium-sized towns, is discussed. The knowledge bases differentiated in this paper are analytical, synthetic and symbolic knowledge. View Full-Text
Keywords: small and medium-sized towns; knowledge economy; reurbanization small and medium-sized towns; knowledge economy; reurbanization
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Wagner, M.; Growe, A. Regional Urbanization and Knowledge-Intensive Business Activities (KIBS): An Example of Small and Medium-Sized Cities in the Greater Stuttgart Region (Germany). Urban Sci. 2020, 4, 1. https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci4010001

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Wagner M, Growe A. Regional Urbanization and Knowledge-Intensive Business Activities (KIBS): An Example of Small and Medium-Sized Cities in the Greater Stuttgart Region (Germany). Urban Science. 2020; 4(1):1. https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci4010001

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Wagner, Madeleine; Growe, Anna. 2020. "Regional Urbanization and Knowledge-Intensive Business Activities (KIBS): An Example of Small and Medium-Sized Cities in the Greater Stuttgart Region (Germany)" Urban Sci. 4, no. 1: 1. https://doi.org/10.3390/urbansci4010001

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