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Financial services and the urban system: an exploration

Parr, John B. and Budd, Leslie (2000). Financial services and the urban system: an exploration. Urban Studies, 37(3) pp. 593–610.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0042098002131
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Abstract

Financial services have come to represent an increasingly important sector in the economies of developed nations. Although a substantial literature has accumulated on this topic, relatively little attention has been given to the locational aspects of Ž nancial services. An attempt
is made here to examine the spatial structure of this sector in terms of the urban system, drawing on the principles of central-place theory, the limitations and applicability of which are considered.
This is followed by a discussion of the salient features of financial services within the overall urban system. After describing the differentiation of financial services in frequency terms, the hierarchical structure of the UK urban system is outlined. These two aspects are then related,
in order to demonstrate the ordered nature of the spatial structure of financial services. There follows a brief discussion of the findings and their implications for future work

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0042-0980
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 15011
Depositing User: Users 2400 not found.
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2009 14:42
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:23
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/15011
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