Examining the economic competitiveness of 18 districts in Beijing to obtain sustainable urbanization
2010 (English)In: Beijing Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)/Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, ISSN 0479-8023, Vol. 46, no 6, 999-1006 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The authors analyzed the relative economic performances as measured by gross domestic product (GDP) among 18 districts in Beijing between 1993-2002 and 2005-2007. The statistical models use a traditional shift-share analysis evaluated with SPSS software. District competitiveness was decomposed into ten selected factors, including resource utility and environmental quality. The results indicate that, between 1993-2002, districts in the city-center were more competitive than districts in the suburbs. After 2005, suburban districts increased their competitiveness at a faster rate than those in the city. In addition, the authors try to identify the driving forces of economic growth in Beijing. Five factors were found to have a significant impact on GDP competitiveness of 18 districts in Beijing; finance income, employment density, average wages, and air quality all had positive effects, while population density had a negative effect. These results will be useful for planning future economic growth and specialization for districts around Beijing.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 46, no 6, 999-1006 p.
Beijing, Competitiveness, GDP, Shift-share analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-150047ScopusID: 2-s2.0-78650218438OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-150047DiVA: diva2:744745
QC 201409082014-09-082014-08-292014-09-08Bibliographically approved