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Author Wang, Jici.

Title Sustaining urban growth through innovative capacity [electronic resource] : Beijing and Shanghai in comparison / Wang Jici.

Published [Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2005]


Location Call No. Status
Series Policy research working paper ; 3545
Policy research working papers ; 3545.
World Bank e-Library.
Notes Title from PDF file as viewed on 4/7/2005.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "The authors examine the diverse prospects of innovative sectors in Beijing and Shanghai using available indicators and data collected for this study through surveys. Beijing is the first choice for companies locating in China, but foreign employees prefer Shanghai for living convenience and cultural amenities. While Shanghai lags behind Beijing in knowledge creation and the generation of startup companies in the innovative sectors, it takes the lead in the commercialization of technological innovations and the development of creative cultural industries. The municipal authorities of Beijing and Shanghai have improved the innovation environment of the cities, but certain elements still stunt the growth of innovative industries, which cannot be removed easily. Three kinds of knowledge-intensive enterprises included in innovative sectors in the survey are high-tech manufacturers, knowledge-intensive business services, and creative content providers. The survey found that the clustering of the firms arose from the attraction of preferential policies and the purchase by governments or state-owned enterprises of information technology products. The survey shows that interaction among firms is inadequate in the knowledge-based industrial clusters in both Beijing and Shanghai. Hence, it may be some time before clustering leads to substantial gains in collective efficiency for innovative industry in Beijing and Shanghai. "--World Bank web site.
Other formats Also available in print.
Other author World Bank.
Subject High technology industries -- China -- Beijing.
High technology industries -- China -- Shanghai.
Industrial location -- China -- Beijing.
Industrial location -- China -- Shanghai.