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Production and Work in the American Metropolis

Allen J. Scott

in Social Economy of the Metropolis

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199549306
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191701511 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549306.003.0003
Production and Work in the American Metropolis

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This chapter analyses the economic structure of American metropolitan areas, and the forms of production that contribute to its urbanization. It begins by revealing statistical points of growth and transformation of metropolitan economies, and evaluating broad occupational characteristics of metropolitan areas (with a focus on manufacturing activities). It provides analysis on cognitive-cultural economic activities (e.g., fashion industries, tourism and entertainment, hotel service, etc.) and their contributions to the economy of famous large metropolises in America, including Las Vegas, Nashville, Reno, and others.

Keywords: American metropolis; urban areas; urban economy; manufacturing industries; economic indicators; cognitive-cultural economic activities

Chapter.  7927 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Business

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