STUDY ON BEIJING'S EMERGING MOBILE COMMUNICATION INDUSTRIAL CLUSTER AND ITS POLICY IMPLICATIONS
- Received Date: 2002-12-03
- Publish Date: 2003-06-20
Abstract: This paper is a preliminary and illustrative case study of Beijing's emerging mobile communication industrial (MCI) cluster, which helps understand the cluster by qualitative analysis and description. Beijing's MCI cluster is emerging as far as the competence of the industry and its spatial concentration are concerned, although it is not the type of the cluster described by PORTER due to the low competence of indigenous firms. The formation of the cluster can be explained by means of the factor and demand conditions of Beijing. However, it is mostly determined by the multinationals that promote the growth of the industry and the formation of the cluster, and by the government that also plays a key role in many ways. As a matter of fact, the interaction between the multination als and the local government is the key to understanding the formation of the cluster. All in all, Beijing's emerging MCI cluster is a value-chain, geographically concentrated but non-localized cluster, which is highly dominated by the multinationals and the local government. Its special characteristics bear some policy implications as to the change of the roles of the local government and the localization of multinationals, etc.
|Citation:||SUN Tie-shan, LI Guo-ping, LU Ming-hua. STUDY ON BEIJING'S EMERGING MOBILE COMMUNICATION INDUSTRIAL CLUSTER AND ITS POLICY IMPLICATIONS[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 2003, 13(2): 104-111.|