MICHAEL F. TIMBERLAKE

Curriculum Vitae

MICHAEL F. TIMBERLAKE portrait
  • Professor, Sociology Department

Publications

Publications

  • "Are World Cities also World Immigrant Cities? An International, Cross-City Analysis of Global Centrality and Immigration." International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 2015, Vol. 56(3-4): 173-197. Systematic research on world cities neglects immigration, despite its significance to world city formation. In this paper, we test a foundational, but untested, premise of world cities research: that global centrality in the world urban system is associated with larger, more diverse immigrant populations. Using an international sample of cities, we conduct multivariate regressions of Benton-Short et al.’s (2005) Urban Immigrant Index on the GaWC measure of advanced producer service firm centrality and two other measures of global urban centrality, controlling for competing explanations of international migration. Our findings reveal that cities that are more central to the network of advanced producer service firms have larger, more diverse immigrant populations than less-central cities. World cities are thus not only key sites for corporate control of the world economy; they are also central in international flows of immigrant labor, as Sassen hypothesized nearly 30 years ago. Accepted, 08/13/2015.
  • Hao, Jianmei, Ma, Xiulian, Timberlake, Michael & Wei, Yehua Dennis (2014). Global cities with Chinese characteristics. Elsevier BV. Published, 2014.
  • "Global Cities with Chinese Characteristics," Cities. Pp, 162-170, December, 2014. Published, 12/2014.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2014.02.009
  • "Climatologoical and Geographical Impacts on Global Pandemic of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009," Chapter 12 in Qihao Weng, ed., Global Urban Monitoriing and Assessment through Earth Observation. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. Published, 05/2014.
  • Timberlake, M. & Ma, X. (2013). World City Typologies and National City System Deterritorialisation: USA, China and Japan. SAGE Publications. Vol. 50(2), 255-275. Published, 2013.
  • Ma, Xiulian and Michael Timberlake. "World City Typologies and National City System Deterritorializaiton: USA, China, and Japan." Urban Studies 50(2): 255-275. Published, 02/01/2013.
    http://usj.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/08/22/00...
  • Witlox, Frank, Winitzky, Jessica, Ma, Xiulian, Derudder, Ben, Sanderson, Matthew R. & Timberlake, Michael (2012). Testing a Global City Hypothesis: An Assessment of Polarization across US Cities. Wiley-Blackwell. Vol. 11(1), 74-93. Published, 2012.
  • M. Timberlake and D. A. Smith "Global Cities and World City Networks." Chapter 7.3 in Salvatore Balbones and Chris Chase-Dunn, eds., Handbook of World-Systems Analysis. London and New York: Routledge. Pp. 247-255. Published, 06/01/2012.
  • M. Timberlake, M. Sanderson, B. Derudder, X. Ma, J. Winitsky, and F. Witlox, "Testing a Global City Hypothesis: An Assessment of Polarization across U.S. Cities." City and Community, 11:1 March 2012: 74-93. Published, 03/2012.
  • Y.D. Wei, M. Timberlake, "" Restructuring for Growth in Urban China: Local States, Land Use, and Spatial Transformation,”. In progress, 03/2011.
  • Kentor, J., A. Sobek, and M. Timberlake, 2011. “Interlocking Corporate Directorates and the Global City Hierarchy.” In special segment in Journal of World-System Research. Vol. XVII (2): 498-514. Published, 03/01/2011.
    http://jwsr.ucr.edu/archive/vol17/Kentor_etal-vol1...
  • Review of Patriotic Professionalism in Urban China: Fostering Talent by Lisa M. Hoffman. (Temple University Press, 2010.) in Contemporary Sociology, vol. 40 (6): 722-3. Published, 01/11/2011.
  • Timberlake, M., Witlox, F. & Derudder, B. (2010). Introduction: Mapping Changes in Urban Systems. SAGE Publications. Vol. 47(9), 1835-1841. Published, 2010.
  • Xiulian Ma, Smith, D. A., Timberlake, M. & Mahutga, M. C. (2010). Economic Globalisation and the Structure of the World City System: The Case of Airline Passenger Data. SAGE Publications. Vol. 47(9), 1925-1947. Published, 2010.
  • B. Derudder, M. Timberlake, and F. Witlox 2010. “Introduction: Mapping Changes in Urban Systems.” Special Issue of Urban Studies, 47(9): 1835-1841. Published, 08/01/2010.
  • M. Mahutga, X. Ma, D. Smith and M. Timberlake 2010. "Economic Globalization and the Structure of the World-City System: The Case of Airline Passenger Data". Urban Studies, vol. 47(9): 1925-1947. Published, 08/01/2010.
  • B. Derudder, M. Timberlake, and F. Witlox, eds., 2010. The Changing Configuration of the World City Network. Special Issue of Urban Studies. Published, 08/01/2010.
  • M. Timberlake 2010 “Introduction: What are Cities?” Pp. xxxiii-xl.in What are Cities? Volume 1 of R. Paddison and M. Timberlake, eds., Urban Studies: Economy. London: Sage. Published, 01/09/2010.
  • R. Paddison & M. Timberlake, eds., 2010. What are Cities? Urban Studies: Economy, Volume 1 (of 4). London: Sage. Published, 01/09/2010.
  • Yehua Dennis Wei and Michael Timberlake 2010 “Making Shanghai a Global City.” Pp 14-19 in World Expo Commorative Publication: Shanghai, China, May-October, 2010. Medaurus Global LLC, Washington, D.C. Other, 2010.
  • Timberlake, Michael F. & Ma, Xiulian (2008). Identifying China’s leading world city: a network approach. Springer Science + Business Media. Vol. 71(1), 19-35. Published, 2008.
  • X. Ma and M. Timberlake 2008 "Identifying the Leading World City in China: A Network Approach." GeoJournal. Vol. 71, no. 1 (Jan.): 19-35. Published, 07/01/2008.
  • 2008. Review of Peter Hall and Kathy Pain, eds. and authors, The Polycentric Metropolis: Learning from Mega-City Regions in Europe. Journal of the American Planning Association. Volume 74, Issue 3 June : 384 - 385. Other, 06/15/2008.
  • Shin, K.-h. (2006). Korea's Global City: Structural and Political Implications of Seoul's Ascendance in the Global Urban Hierarchy. SAGE Publications. Vol. 47(2), 145-173. Published, 2006.