From sectors to functions: producer services, metropolization and agglomeration forces in the Ile-de-France region

Ludovic Halbert 1
1 Réseaux, Institutions, Territoires (RIT)
LATTS - Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires et Sociétés
Abstract : This paper reviews the role of producer services in the scientific debate on metropolisation processes and discusses the different types of agglomeration economies. Based on the critical appraisal of sectoral based approaches, it develops a more functional case study of the geography of producer services in the Paris metropolitan region to test the form and nature of economic specialization. The results confirm the multipolar-monocentric pattern which seems to be a common feature in many European cities. The paper concludes on the importance of a functional and hierarchical division of labor in the Paris city-region.
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Ludovic Halbert. From sectors to functions: producer services, metropolization and agglomeration forces in the Ile-de-France region. Belgeo : Revue Belge de Géographie, National Committee of Geography of Belgium, Société Royale Belge de Géographie, 2007, 1, pp.73-94. ⟨halshs-00278003⟩

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