中国地理科学(英文版) ›› 2008, Vol. 18 ›› Issue (1): 1-8.doi: 10.1007/s11769-008-0001-0

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Relationship Between Producer Services Developing Level and Urban Hierarchy——A Case Study of Zhujiang River Delta

ZHONG Yun1, YAN Xiaopei2   

  1. 1. Institute of Hong Kong, Macao &SEZs Economy, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China;
    2. Center for Urban &Regional Studies, SUN Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
  • 收稿日期:2007-01-22 修回日期:2007-10-11 出版日期:2008-03-20 发布日期:2011-12-14
  • 通讯作者: ZHONG Yun. E-mail: melodyz@163.com E-mail:melodyz@163.com
  • 基金资助:

    Foundation item: Under the auspices of National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 40125003, No. 40601029);Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (No. 06300790)

Relationship Between Producer Services Developing Level and Urban Hierarchy——A Case Study of Zhujiang River Delta

ZHONG Yun1, YAN Xiaopei2   

  1. 1. Institute of Hong Kong, Macao &SEZs Economy, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China;
    2. Center for Urban &Regional Studies, SUN Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
  • Received:2007-01-22 Revised:2007-10-11 Online:2008-03-20 Published:2011-12-14
  • Supported by:

    Foundation item: Under the auspices of National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 40125003, No. 40601029);Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province (No. 06300790)

摘要:

As the Central Place Theory indicates, the centricity of a central city can influence the extension of its service. Since the service industry in the theory is mostly consumer services, it is worth studying the relationship between the producer services and the centricity of the city in the service society with producer services becoming a more important part of the service industry. The paper takes the case of the Zhujiang (Pearl) River Delta (PRD), a developed region in China, to study the relationship between the developing level of producer services and the urban hierarchy. Based on the analysis about the spatial difference of the producer services in the nine cities of the PRD, and the division of the nine cities according to some economic indices, it is shown that there is a correlation between the developing level of producer services and the urban hierarchy. Furthermore, two deductions about the future status of the producer services in the city and the location of the producer services in a large region can be made from this correlation between the developing level of producer services and the urban hierarchy.

关键词: producer services, urban hierarchy, correlativity, Zhujiang (Pearl) River Delta (PRD)

Abstract:

As the Central Place Theory indicates, the centricity of a central city can influence the extension of its service. Since the service industry in the theory is mostly consumer services, it is worth studying the relationship between the producer services and the centricity of the city in the service society with producer services becoming a more important part of the service industry. The paper takes the case of the Zhujiang (Pearl) River Delta (PRD), a developed region in China, to study the relationship between the developing level of producer services and the urban hierarchy. Based on the analysis about the spatial difference of the producer services in the nine cities of the PRD, and the division of the nine cities according to some economic indices, it is shown that there is a correlation between the developing level of producer services and the urban hierarchy. Furthermore, two deductions about the future status of the producer services in the city and the location of the producer services in a large region can be made from this correlation between the developing level of producer services and the urban hierarchy.

Key words: producer services, urban hierarchy, correlativity, Zhujiang (Pearl) River Delta (PRD)