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Central and eastern european cities in globalized world



Central and eastern european cities in globalized world



Raźniak, Piotr
Winiarczyk-Raźniak, Anna
Nowotnik, Dariusz

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Raźniak P. Central and Eastern European cities in globalized world [Електронний ресурс] / Piotr Raźniak, Anna Winiarczyk-Raźniak, Dariusz Nowotnik // Соціально-економічні проблеми і держава. — 2015. — Вип. 1 (12). — С. 22-33. — Режим доступу до журн.:

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The purpose of the study is to determine the position of major corporations located in the cities of Central and Eastern Europe. Analyzes are also dynamics of city's growth in relation to their international connectivities. Therefore, the study was conducted using data obtained from the Forbes Global 2000. For the largest companies analyzed data on revenues, profits, market value, asset value and divided by the sectors. The analyzes related to the years 2006 and 2012. The study uses an indicator of normalization index by which determined the ranking of cities where there is at least one headquarter of corporation mentioned on the Forbes Global 2000 list. The results show the highest position of the following cities: Tokyo, New York, London, Paris and Beijing. Asian cities characterized by the highest growth rate. In turn, the analysis of statistical data show weakening the position of cities located throughout the United States. In the case of the region Central and Eastern European cities located in this area present a relatively low value of the examined indicator; the only exception is Moscow, a relatively high located in the hierarchy. A positive feature of cities in the region, however, is the positive dynamics of their growth, which in perspective can make that more of them have a chance to join the ranks of major cities in the world.



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