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Transnational spatial family members supply a key element from which to review the geographies of latest globalization. This ebook assesses the prospective cross-fertilization among of the main impressive analytical frameworks - the area urban community framework and the worldwide commodity chain framework.Transnational spatial relatives became a key analytical lens during which to review the geographies of latest globalizationBrings jointly contributions of key researchers from assorted backgrounds and assorted components of the worldOffers a suite of unique techniques to the learn of the networked geography of globalization

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Based on Sassen’s (1991) conception of global cities as points of command and on Gereffi’s (1994: 97) notion that governance of commodity chains means the authority to influence the creation and allocation of value within a chain, the objective is to explore whether the producer service sector in Mexico City plays a role in the shaping of value creation and distribution within the segments of Global Production Networks in Mexico, or whether global city formation in Mexico City is confined to contributions that merely enable the running of Global Commodity Chains.

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