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Article: The growth and spatial distribution of China's ICT industry: New geography of clustering and innovation

TitleThe growth and spatial distribution of China's ICT industry: New geography of clustering and innovation
Authors
KeywordsChina
Industrial clusters
Information and communications technology (ICT) industry
Knowledge spill-over
Technological innovation
Issue Date2008
PublisherNational Chengchi University, Institute of International Relations. The Journal's web site is located at http://iir.nccu.edu.tw/Issues&Studies/1_Homepage.htm
Citation
Issues And Studies, 2008, v. 44 n. 2, p. 145-192 How to Cite?
AbstractThe 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 and 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 firms 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. © Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86078
ISSN
2012 Impact Factor: 0.043
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.162
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dc.contributor.authorLin, GCSen_HK
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dc.identifier.citationIssues And Studies, 2008, v. 44 n. 2, p. 145-192en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe 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 and 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 firms 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. © Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherNational Chengchi University, Institute of International Relations. The Journal's web site is located at http://iir.nccu.edu.tw/Issues&Studies/1_Homepage.htmen_HK
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dc.subjectChinaen_HK
dc.subjectIndustrial clustersen_HK
dc.subjectInformation and communications technology (ICT) industryen_HK
dc.subjectKnowledge spill-overen_HK
dc.subjectTechnological innovationen_HK
dc.titleThe growth and spatial distribution of China's ICT industry: New geography of clustering and innovationen_HK
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