Fu, Shihe and Hong, Junjie (2008): Information and communication technologies and geographic concentration of manufacturing industries: evidence from China.
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Using the 2004 China economic census database, this paper examines the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) on the geographic concentration of manufacturing industries, controlling for other determinants of industrial agglomeration. Higher geographic concentration is found consistently in industries where ICT are more widely adopted, and the association is stronger at higher geographic levels. Furthermore, young firms that have adopted ICT, although they are more footloose, contribute to industrial agglomeration. High-tech industries with advanced ICT also tend to agglomerate. Contrary to the prevalent argument that ICT lead to more dispersion, our study suggests that ICT promote industrial agglomeration.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Information and communication technologies and geographic concentration of manufacturing industries: evidence from China|
|Keywords:||Information and communication technologies; Geographic concentration; Agglomeration; China|
|Subjects:||R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R3 - Real Estate Markets, Production Analysis, and Firm Location > R32 - Other Production and Pricing Analysis
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R12 - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity
|Depositing User:||Shihe Fu|
|Date Deposited:||05. Mar 2008 07:53|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 22:00|
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