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close this bookEmerging World Cities in Pacific Asia (UNU, 1996, 528 pages)
close this folderPart 1. Global - Asia - Pacific functional linkages
close this folderGlobal restructuring and emerging urban corridors in Pacific Asia
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View the documentIntroduction
View the documentGlobal restructuring and uneven growth
View the documentA new Asia-Pacific economic interdependence
View the documentEmerging Pacific-Asia urban corridors and formulation of the functional city system
View the documentTowards the twenty-first century
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1. The World Bank, the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), among others, have supported studies on urban management and service provision issues. The United Nations Population Division has supported a series of individual city studies.

2. Japanese scholars first initiated studies of the "flying geese" in the 1930s, with Yamazawa's volume as the latest in this tradition. Interestingly, an independent but parallel explanation of the same phenomenon was propounded by Vernon (1966).

3. See also product life cycle theory (Vernon, 1966) and Akamatsu-Yamazawa's flying-geese theory (Yamazawa, 1990).