Revisiting high-waged labour market demand in the global cities: British professional and managerial workers in New York City

JV Beaverstock*

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Abstract

This paper reflects upon the labour market demand of high-waged professional and managerial workers within global cities during the 1980s boom. The argument is that a single international labour market for professional and managerial workers was established in global cities and that this distinctive division of labour is reproduced between the global cities through: labour market restructuring; cultural and social professionalization; the employment policies of transnational corporations; and the carreer ambitions of the labour force. The argument is supported by a detailed study of British high-waged professional and managerial workers employed within Manhattan's financial community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-&
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Urban and Regional Research
Volume20
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1996

Keywords

  • ACCOUNTANCY FIRMS
  • PRODUCER SERVICES
  • LOCATION
  • URBAN
  • GEOGRAPHY
  • SECTOR
  • MIGRATION
  • BUSINESS
  • GROWTH
  • LONDON

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