Branding Chinese mega-cities policies, practices and positioning

Scholars and advanced students in areas of business, marketing, geography, political science and urban studies will find this book invaluable. The book will also be of interest to qualified practitioners with responsibilities in city branding and promotion, regional innovation and growth strategies,...

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Main Author: Björner, Emma
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Berg, Per Olof
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham Edward Elgar Pub. Ltd 2014
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBooks Archive 1993-2015 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Scholars and advanced students in areas of business, marketing, geography, political science and urban studies will find this book invaluable. The book will also be of interest to qualified practitioners with responsibilities in city branding and promotion, regional innovation and growth strategies, city planning and city architecture, and those involved in destination marketing and promotion activities
These fascinating stories remind us of the policy mobility in this globalizing world--this is a book that will attract a wide audience across disciplines.'--Fulong Wu, University College London, UK. This book offers an overview and a theoretical conceptualization of the policies, practices and positioning strategies involved in branding Chinese mega-cities. This interdisciplinary book details the economic, cultural and social background of the development of Chinese mega-cities, as well as presenting the mechanisms of governance and urban growth strategies. Therein, the main discussion centres on the contemporary practice of city branding and development in China in relation to the rest of the world. This includes the way stakeholders and actors are engaged in city branding; the 'societal forces' that impact the city branding process; the way cities compete internationally; and how mega-cities build brands to strategically position themselves globally.
'Berg and Björner have succeeded in putting together a thought-provoking volume that sheds light on the theory and practice of city branding and reveals the mechanics of city positioning. The focus on China is inciting but the implications extend well beyond Chinese mega-cities to all cities everywhere. The book stands on the crossroad where East and West meet, helping the reader learn from both; and the lessons for city branding are important, timely and rewarding.'--Dr Mihalis Kavaratzis, University of Leicester, UK. 'This is fruitful cross-fertilisation between the perspective of business studies on brand making and the perspective of urban studies on place promotion. The studies are firmly grounded on Chinese mega-cities, yet relevant cases in the more developed world are critically reflected to illuminate the path to new practices of city marketing and governance in this emerging economy.
pt. I. Chinese mega-cities in the making : policies and governance -- pt. II. City branding and positioning : practices, principles and professions -- pt. III. Positioning cities : competition, authenticity and agency
Physical Description:320 p
ISBN:9781783470334
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9781783470327