Title first published in 2003. This book examines types of advanced technology Chinese districts set aside for developing products for national and global markets. Culminating in a proposed best practice model for Chinese integration into global networks, based on China's own particular political economy.
'Professor Susan Walcott has written an up-to-date and compelling study on the leading technical edge of China's remarkable and rapid advance as a modern industrial power. Any serious economic geographer with an interest in Asia must read this work. Theoretically informed while buttressed with empirical findings and case studies, it offers a full and thorough explanation of the role of science and technology parks in the industrial transformation of the world's largest country and what is rapidly becoming the manufacturing center of the globe. This is essential reading for economists and other social scientists, business executives, China watchers, and anyone interested and concerned about China's emerging participation and growing power in the global economy.' Dr Clifton W. Pannell, University of Georgia, USA 'Theoretically innovative and empirically rich, this book makes a timely contribution to the literature of new economic geography under globalization and fills an awkward vacuum in the burgeoning field of China studies. The book is ground-breaking and illuminating as very little has been written on China's rapidly growing high-tech industry and the geography of industrial clusters in the Chinese context……..This book should be highly recommended to anyone interested in globalization, multinational corporations, high-tech industry, corporate clusters, development studies, and economic development in contemporary China.' George C.S. Lin, Associate Professor and Acting Head, The University of Hong Kong '…a comprehensive survey of STIPs [Science and Technology Industrial Parks] in China…This book is recommended to scholars who are interested in China's technology development , industrial clusters, and STIPs.' China Information
Contents: Chinese economic development zones: an overview; New industrial districts: theories and models; Chinese policy background; Multinational development zone: Shenzhen; Multinational development zone: Dongguan; Multinational development zone: Suzhou; Multinational learning zone: Shanghai; Local innovation learning zone: Beijing; Local innovation learning zone: Shenzhen; Local innovation learning zone: Xi'an; A Chinese best practice model; Index.
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