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WANG, Z. Y, HU, X. H. & M. L. MA (2012):
The Theoretical Fundamentals of Evolutionary Economic Geography and its Application on Cluster Research. Human Geography (人文地理), Forthcoming. (in Chinese)
A Niche Analysis of Urban Science and Technology Competitiveness: A Comparison of the Cities in Zhejiang Province, China. Science & Technology Progress and Policy (科技进步与对策), 29 (12), 36-40. (in Chinese)
Inter-city Innovation Linkage and Its Spatial Structure in Megalopolis: A Case Study from the Yangtze River Delta, China, The 19th International Conference on Geoinformatics (CPGIS), Shanghai, China. June 24-26. (IEEE)
"Evolutionary economic geography and some reflections on the restructuring of Chinese old industrial areas" Presented at the research center of regional economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China, 05/2013
"Bridging the research on the evolution of old industrial areas between the West and China:a research agenda" Presented at the 'Times of Change: Future Directions in Geography', Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 11/2012
"Exploring the uneven adaptability of old industrial areas in China: a comparison of two coal-mining regions" Presented at the 'International PhD course on Economic Geography:Geography of Knowledge, Network and Clusters', Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 10/2012
"Explaining differences in the adaptability of old industrial areas" presented at the 'The workshop for The Handbook on Politics and Technology', University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, the USA, 09/2012
- Evolutionary Economic Geography
- Industrial Restructuring and Innovation
- Energy-based Industry
Title: Explaining the uneven adaptability of old industrial areas in China: A comparison of two coal-mining regions
This doctoral project aims at exploring the evolutionary dynamics, mechanisms and patterns of industrial restructuring of old industrial areas in China, with a particular focus on the adaptation and adaptability of resource based regions. In doing so, two coal-mining city-regions namely Fuxin in Liaoning Province and Zaozhuang in Shandong Province, will be compared so as to give a better understanding of geographically uneven adaptability of old industrial areas in new contexts. This project has four main aims: First, to identify the evolutionary characteristics of Chinese old industrial areas by critically adopting the evolutionary economic geography approach and other related social sciences, and then to establish a tailor-made analytical framework that fits for the research scope and objects. Secondly, to investigate what impact factors affect the evolution of adaptability and how they interact and co-evolve to shape the identified paths in the cases. Thirdly, to compare the differences and similarities in the impact factors of adaptability in which the role of state, power, leadership and other multi-scaled elements will be closely analysed. Finally, the project will not only generate policy recommendations for further development and transformation of the cases, but also cast light on doing evolution in economic geography in the Chinese specific context and open the door for future research on uneven adaptation and adaptability of old industrial areas (particularly coal-mining regions) in other newly emerging economies.
Sponsorship: Oversea PhD Student Program by China Scholarship Council (CSC) (2011.9-2015.9)
B.Sc. in Geographic Information System (GIS), Yunnan Normal University, Kunming, China.
M.Sc. in Human Geography, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, China.
Doctoral Studies in Economic Geography, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
Teaching Assistant at Zhejiang Agricultural and Forestry University (ZAFU), Hangzhou, China.
A Comparative Analysis on the Evolution of Ecological-economic System in Different Coastal regions.
Empirical Studies on Economic System of Coastal Regions in Fujian Province, China——Based on emergy theory.
A Conceptual Tourism Planning of Water Entertainment Theme Park in Quzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
The Role and Function of Higher Education in China's National Innovation System
Towards the Functional Optimization and Path Creation of Technological Innovation in Shanghai, China
May 30, 2013