Introduction: toward a deeper conceptualisation of cosmopolitanism in global cities

Nikolai Mouraviev, Nada K. Kakabadse

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This chapter provides a brief overview of what cosmopolitan cities are. In times of economic downturn, these cities (e.g. Auckland, Berlin, Dubai, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, Shanghai) demonstrate remarkable resilience to downward trends in their nation’s economy, which suggests that their entrepreneurship is highly sustainable. The chapter explains the general purpose of the book - to investigate many elements of the global cities’ environment, how it is formed, what actors shape it, and how urban governing bodies, together with many other stakeholders, develop it. This introductory chapter shows why the book focuses on entrepreneurship and gender issues, such as the experience of men and women, and local vs. expatriate women doing business in cosmopolitan cities. Furthermore, the introduction draws attention to the Eastern European cities that most readers would not instantly associate with cosmopolitanism – Moscow and Kyiv. The chapter introduces the book’s main argument: as sustainable entrepreneurship in global cities is key to ensuring their prosperity, successful entrepreneurship rests on the two pillars of the cosmopolitan environment – diversity and creation of business opportunities. In addition, the introduction explains why certain topics were chosen for this volume and elucidates the book’s structure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEntrepreneurship and global cities
Subtitle of host publicationdiversity, opportunity and cosmopolitanism
EditorsNikolai Mouraviev, Nada K. Kakabadse
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter1
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780429029912
ISBN (Print)9780367140564
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2019

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NameRoutledge studies in entrepreneurship
PublisherRoutledge

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Cosmopolitanism
Global city
Conceptualization
Entrepreneurship
Sustainable entrepreneurship
Prosperity
Hong Kong
Shanghai
Expatriates
Resilience
Economic downturn
Stakeholders
Gender issues
Moscow
Dubai

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Mouraviev, N., & Kakabadse, N. K. (2019). Introduction: toward a deeper conceptualisation of cosmopolitanism in global cities . In N. Mouraviev, & N. K. Kakabadse (Eds.), Entrepreneurship and global cities: diversity, opportunity and cosmopolitanism (pp. 1-5). (Routledge studies in entrepreneurship). New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429029912
Mouraviev, Nikolai ; Kakabadse, Nada K. / Introduction : toward a deeper conceptualisation of cosmopolitanism in global cities . Entrepreneurship and global cities: diversity, opportunity and cosmopolitanism. editor / Nikolai Mouraviev ; Nada K. Kakabadse. New York : Routledge, 2019. pp. 1-5 (Routledge studies in entrepreneurship).
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Mouraviev, N & Kakabadse, NK 2019, Introduction: toward a deeper conceptualisation of cosmopolitanism in global cities . in N Mouraviev & NK Kakabadse (eds), Entrepreneurship and global cities: diversity, opportunity and cosmopolitanism. Routledge studies in entrepreneurship, Routledge, New York, pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429029912

Introduction : toward a deeper conceptualisation of cosmopolitanism in global cities . / Mouraviev, Nikolai; Kakabadse, Nada K.

Entrepreneurship and global cities: diversity, opportunity and cosmopolitanism. ed. / Nikolai Mouraviev; Nada K. Kakabadse. New York : Routledge, 2019. p. 1-5 (Routledge studies in entrepreneurship).

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Mouraviev N, Kakabadse NK. Introduction: toward a deeper conceptualisation of cosmopolitanism in global cities . In Mouraviev N, Kakabadse NK, editors, Entrepreneurship and global cities: diversity, opportunity and cosmopolitanism. New York: Routledge. 2019. p. 1-5. (Routledge studies in entrepreneurship). https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429029912