Title: Spatial overlap of regional innovation capability and high-tech industry

Authors: Yongling Yao

Addresses: School of Public Administration, Renmin University of China, Zhongguancun Street 59, Beijing 100872, China

Abstract: This paper aims to describe the regional development of high-tech industry through the spatial overlap of regional innovation capability and high-tech industrial zones. Mapping the regional distribution of high-tech industrial zones and innovation capability, the differentiation between them was displayed. The most developed high-tech industry provinces were Guangdong and Jiangsu, but the most innovation capability provincial units were Beijing and Shanghai. Using a dissimilarity analysis about compositions of innovation capability and high-tech industry, it indicated that the high-tech industry was promoted mainly by the techniques outside the areas other than the knowledge in the developed provinces. Generally, technique copies had more importance for the high-tech industry than original innovation in China.

Keywords: high-tech industrial zones; regional innovation; dissimilarity index; spatial distribution; China; innovation capability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2004.005312

International Journal of Technology Management, 2004 Vol.28 No.3/4/5/6, pp.615 - 632

Published online: 20 Sep 2004 *

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