Hongkong-Shenzhen-Guangzhou as a Multi-gateway Trading City- region for Cross-border E-retailing: A Geographical Analysis


Grant Data
Project Title
Hongkong-Shenzhen-Guangzhou as a Multi-gateway Trading City- region for Cross-border E-retailing: A Geographical Analysis
Principal Investigator
Dr Wang, James Jixian   (Principal investigator)
Duration
12
Start Date
2016-06-01
Completion Date
2017-05-31
Amount
526380
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Cross-border e-retailing, Pilot Free Trade Zone, Hong Kong, Transport hub and gateway, Trading city-region
Discipline
Human Geography,Economics
Panel
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
Sponsor
Public Policy Research Funding Scheme
HKU Project Code
2015.A8.036.16A
Grant Type
Public Policy Research Funding Scheme
Funding Year
2016/2017
Status
On-going
Objectives
1) To explore and investigate cross-border e-retailing (CBE) as a new trade paradigm, which will establish a theory on the geography of CBE, particularly a free-trade-based intermediate gateway, on international trade and transport hubs, and complement the theory of place intermediacy in transport geography. 2) To examine the different operational models of CBE from a global supply chain perspective with a geographical focus on Hong Kong as an intermediate place for this new mode of international trade. 3) To analyze how CBE chains select different gateways in the Pearl River Delta region of South China and the major reasons behind this selection. 4) To present public policy recommendations to the Hong Kong SAR Government on attracting and facilitating CBE activities to upgrade and strengthen the role of Hong Kong as a regional trade hub and make Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Guangzhou as a trading city-region.