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De Jong, Martin (author), Hoppe, T. (author), Noori, Negar (author)
In the past three decades Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Dubai have realised a meteoric economic rise. Whereas the former two can be considered ‘rentier states’ heavily depending on oil (and gas) revenues, the latter only leans on oil for a mere 6% of its gross domestic product (GDP). Although the economic rise has brought considerable welfare, it has...
journal article 2019
Han, Meiling (author), De Jong, W.M. (author), Cui, Zhuqing (author), Lu, H. (author), Sun, Baiqing (author)
The past decade has seen a surge in the use of city branding, which is used to attract specific target groups of investors, high-tech green firms and talented workforce and reflects a desired shift from old, polluting manufacturing industries to new, clean service industries. Previous studies in the Chinese mega-city regions Pearl River Delta...
journal article 2018