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Tavakoli Nia J, Zarghami S. Economic globalization and its impacts on economic and spatial structure of metropolitans: the Comparative Study of the Tehran and Istanbul. MJSP 2016; 20 (3) :211-239
URL: http://hsmsp.modares.ac.ir/article-21-7551-en.html
1- , Department of Geography and Urban Planning, Shahid Beheshti University
2- , MSc Student of Geography and Urban Planning, Shahid Beheshti University
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Globalization process through consolidation of many national economies has shaped global economy and led to a network of world cities. In this context, metropolitan for surviving in such competitive environment will require appropriate infrastructures, capacities, and powers. Accordingly, the measuring position of metropolitan areas is necessary to determine the role of them in the global economy. This paper identifies the impacts of economic globalization on the spatial structure of Tehran and Istanbul metropolitans and also compare the function of these cities in the globalization process. The research method was descriptive-analytical and analyzes were based on secondary data. Findings revealed that in term of economic dimension and foreign investment, Istanbul has favorable condition compared to Tehran. However, the lowest difference was related to Internet penetration. Investigation of spatial structure based on polycentricity and investments in meta-projects indicators showed that there are transformations in the Tehran metropolitan. These changes are higher than and more multidimensional in the Istanbul. Finally, it can be argued that the position of Istanbul in the global economy is better than Tehran.  Istanbul metropolitan based on necessities of the global economy, inevitably, experiences spatial restructuring.
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Received: 2015/11/21 | Accepted: 2016/04/25 | Published: 2016/11/21

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