Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.2747/1539-7216.49.5.549
Title: China's dynamic industrial sector: The internet industry
Authors: Zhang, J. 
Keywords: Alibaba
Baidu
Beijing
China
Co-evolution
Guangzhou
Guanxi
Hangzhou
Internet
NASDAQ
Path-dependence
Place-dependence
Shanghai
Shenzhen
Sina
Sohu
Spin-off dynamics
Support networks
Tencent
Venture capital
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: Zhang, J. (2008). China's dynamic industrial sector: The internet industry. Eurasian Geography and Economics 49 (5) : 549-568. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.2747/1539-7216.49.5.549
Abstract: A Singapore-based economic geographer explores and analyzes the spatially uneven evolution of the Internet industry in China, arguing that the country's immense regional disparity in the provision of Internet services is best explained by the interplay of place- and path-dependence. The author demonstrates how the highly uneven regional endowments in relevant industrial and entrepreneurial resources have led to the substantial and persistent regional imbalance within China's emerging "new economy." His initial survey of the country's 100 leading Internet content providers (firms), identified from a listing of ca. 11,700 commercial websites, is selectively augmented to reflect an increase of over 70 million Internet users in 2007, reaching a total of 253 million in June 2008, and thus overtaking he United States as the world's largest Internet marker. Copyright © 2008 by Bellwether Publishing, Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Eurasian Geography and Economics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/49783
ISSN: 15387216
DOI: 10.2747/1539-7216.49.5.549
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