Title: Spatial coordination perspective of regional sustainable development: control of spatial difference in Guangdong-Guangxi Economic Zone

Authors: Haifei Wang

Addresses: School of Economics and Management, Zhaoqing University, Zhaoqing Road, Duanzhou, Zhaoqing, Guangdong, 526061, China

Abstract: Using the Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis (ESDA) method, this paper analyses the regional spatial difference of "Guangdong-Guangxi Economic Zone". Through the coefficient of variation, it is found that the more developed regions and the less developed regions have a higher degree of agglomeration, which leads to the tendency of the overall spatial difference to enlarge. In terms of spatial distribution, the 'high-high' type of cities are mainly Guangzhou, Foshan and Zhongshan, which shows that these regions have a strong economic agglomeration and are closely connected with the surrounding areas, while the 'low-low' type of cities are mainly Wuzhou, etc., these cities are relatively undeveloped areas in the Guangdong-Guangxi Economic Zone, with less economic connection with the surrounding areas. The correlation between other types of areas and surrounding areas is not significant. The key to managing and controlling regional differences is to promote the coordinated development of Guangdong-Guangxi Economic Zone.

Keywords: spatial coordination; '1+9' spatial pattern; Guangdong-Guangxi Economic Zone; differences in levels of economic development; control of spatial difference.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2022.122533

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2022 Vol.22 No.1/2, pp.24 - 36

Received: 01 Apr 2020
Accepted: 20 Aug 2020

Published online: 03 May 2022 *

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