Patterns of China's industrialization: Concentration, specialization, and clustering

@article{Long2012PatternsOC,
  title={Patterns of China's industrialization: Concentration, specialization, and clustering},
  author={Cheryl Xiaoning Long and X. Zhang},
  journal={China Economic Review},
  year={2012},
  volume={23},
  pages={593-612}
}
This paper presents a few stylized facts on the patterns of China's industrialization by computing a set of multi-dimensional measures on industrial concentration, regional specialization, and clustering based on census data at the firm level in 1995 and 2004. Our results show that China's rapid industrialization is characterized by the following patterns: industries have become more spatially concentrated; regions have become increasingly specialized; and firms have become more interconnected… Expand
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