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Title: The Growth and Spatial Distribution of China's ICT Industry: New Geography of Clustering and Innovation
Authors: 王琛;林初昇
Wang, Cassandra C.;Lin, George C.S
Keywords: Industrial clusters;technological innovation;knowledge spillover;information and communications technology ICT industry;China
Date: 2008.06
Issue Date: 2016-11-11 14:10:51 (UTC+8)
Abstract: The rapid growth of China's information and communications technology (ICT) industry in recent years has attracted much scholarly attention. However, studies of China's ICT industry have been hampered by the lack of systematic and comparable data. The first national economic census undertaken in 2004 offered us a valuable opportunity to fill this gap. This paper examines the growth and structural characteristics of China's ICT industry and reveals that the ICT manufacturing sector has a strong tendency to conglomerate in several eastern coastal areas. Our data analysis has found no significant relationship between spatial agglomeration on the one hand and innovation an economic performance on the other in the case of China's ICT industry. A survey in Guangdong explains why spatial agglomeration has not brought about better innovative performance. Although frequent local production linkages are identified within the ICT industrial cluster, there is no cooperation or exchange of information in research and development (R&D) and other innovative activities. Strong local linkages have not reduced distrust among the firm within the cluster. More importantly, Most local enterprises have engaged in ”peripheral” innovation. They have no desire to seek R&D cooperation or acquire relevant knowledge and technology from others.
Relation: Issues & Studies,44(2),145-192
Data Type: article
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