赵建吉, 王艳华, 吕可文, 茹乐峰, 苗长虹.
[ZHAO Jianji, WANG Yanhua, LV Kewen, RU Lefeng, MIAO Changhong.
The evolutionary mechanism of financial industry agglomeration in central cities of inland China: A case study of Zhengdong New District in Zhengzhou[J]. Acta Geographica Sinica
The evolutionary mechanism of financial industry agglomeration in central cities of inland China: A case study of Zhengdong New District in Zhengzhou
ZHAO Jianji1,2,, WANG Yanhua1,2, LV Kewen1,2, RU Lefeng3, MIAO Changhong1,2,
1. Key Research Institute of Yellow River Civilization and Sustainable Development & Collaborative Innovation Center on Yellow River Civilization of Henan Province, Henan University, Kaifeng 475001, Henan, China
2. College of Environment and Planning, Henan University, Kaifeng 475000, Henan, China
3. College of Construction Management and Real Estate, Henan University of Economics and Law, Zhengzhou 450046, China
National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.41430637, No.41601119, No.41501138, No.41301115;
China Postdoctoral Science Special Foundation, No.2014T70673;
Humanities and Social Sciences Foundation of Ministry of Education, No.15XJC790010, No.15YJC790111;
Major Program of Philosophy and Social Sciences of Henan Province, No.2014-SZZD-20;
Program of Science & Technology Innovation Talents in Universities of Henan Province;
Young Scholar Foundation of Henan Province, No.2014GGJS-026;
Evolutionary economic geography and institutional economic geography, which emerged in the late 1990s, provides the important perspective to the dynamics and spatial process of industry agglomeration. Based on the evolutionary economic geography and institutional economic geography, an analytical framework, including window of locational opportunity, financial enterprise/institution spinoff, regional branching and institutional thickness, has been proposed, and a particular perspective with respect to the key problem in economic geography of how to explain the rise and dynamics of financial industry agglomeration in inland regional central city has been explained. Accroding to financial statistics during the period 2003-2014, the relative questionnaires and qualitative interviews were conducted in Zhengdong New District. The findings can be summarized as follows: The establishment of Zhengdong New District has opened the window of locational opportunity for the financial industry in its formation stage; the spinoff of financial institution has played an important endogenous dynamic part in financial industry agglomeration in its fast development stage; regional branching laid a solid foundation for the innovation of financial formats and high-end elements agglomeration in the promotion stage; in the entire process of financial industry agglomeration, the continuous improvement of government support and institutional arrangements strengthened the institutional thickness, and the self-reinforcing mechanism made the stickiness of the institutional space continuously improving. However, some differences were found between financial industry and manufacturing industry, the agglomeration of financial industry was lack of the technology-related firms derived from university laboratory, academic institutions and existing industry, which had a stronger dependence on the stickiness of institutional thickness.
evolutionary economic geography;
institutional economic geography;
financial industrial agglomeration;
regional central city;
Zhengdong New District;
Added value of financial industry and its proportion in tertiary industry in Zhengdong New District in 2010-2015
① 金融机构问卷调查数据。本文分别设计了郑东新区金融业总体发展情况调查问卷与金融机构网络联系调查问卷,通过郑东新区管委会金融服务局进行发放与回收。两类问卷各发放106分,分别回收85份和72份,去除无效问卷后剩余71份、55份,占发放问卷的比重为67.0%、51.9%（表1）。② 访谈资料。通过对中国人民银行郑州中心支行、河南银监局、河南省金融办、郑东新区管委会金融服务局等政府部门及金融监管机构负责人进行访谈,主要了解郑东新区金融业形成与发展历程、总体概况、相关政策与制度支持、发展目标与规划等;对银行、保险、证券、基金、投资担保公司等13家金融机构负责人进行了访谈,主要涉及金融机构落户郑东新区的主要原因、发展现状、与其他金融机构间的互动与网络联系等。③ 统计数据。主要来自《郑州统计年鉴（2003-2015）》、郑东新区第三次全国经济普查单位数据、郑东新区金融机构统计名录（2015）等。④ 郑东新区相关规划及年度工作总结。主要包括郑州郑东新区金融投资环境研究报告、郑东新区金融城建设发展规划、郑东新区管委会年度工作总结（2003-2014）、郑东新区金融集聚核心功能区年度金融工作总结（2012-2014）等。
The proportion of questionnaires and interviews
The proportion of questionnaires and interviews
（3）演化经济地理学的相关实证研究对制度作用的忽视,已经遭到了学者们的批判。区域相关政策与制度安排是区位机会窗口打开、企业衍生活动、区域产业分叉的必要支撑条件,制度厚度的形成和强化影响着产业空间集聚以及发展演化的全进程。在企业家型政府的主导下,强力的政策和组织支持、系列的制度安排、不断推进的体制机制改革、持续优化的发展环境,使郑东新区金融业发展的制度厚度不断实现“厚而有效”（think and work）,并成为理解欠发达地区金融业空间集聚的关键。相对于以技术为核心的制造业,以服务和标准为核心的金融业对于制度创新的要求更为强烈和迫切,对制度厚度的粘性作用有着更深的依赖,金融相关领域的开放与否、优惠政策的制定与实施,将直接影响金融业发展与集聚。
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With the rapid development of finance and economic globalization, financial services become the centre of modern services economy, and play important role in economic and social development to producer services. The paper researched the spatial pattern of the financial service industry in Beijing on the basis of the Location Quotient, equitability index and buffer analysis. The results indicated that:①The financial service industry in Beijing, especially security and insurance industry, mainly happened in central area and suburban inter. It represents as the core-periphery spatial structure pattern in the whole. The central area, including the Finance Street and CBD are the core, and the other districts and counties as periphery. ②The financial service industry spatial distribution is uniform in central area. The number of the financial institution is the most between the area of Third Ring Road and Forth Ring Road in Beijing. ③The spatial distribution of the different financial institution had a large difference. ④Take the finance street as center to make buffer polygon with interval distance of 2km. It can be concluded that the greatest density of financial institution appeared in the 0-2km, the largest number of the financial institution appeared in 6-8km and 8-10km through Study and observation of these ten buffers. ⑤The layout of financial service industry in Beijing is diversification, the different kinds of banks, securities and insurance proves as different spatial structure patterns.
利用北京行政区域界限基础地理底图及相关统计年鉴,通过GIS技术及INTERNET查询、调研等途径,将北京行政区内银行、保险、证券及其他金融服务业网点机构进行矢量化。借助区位熵、均匀度指数和空间缓冲区分析,测度北京金融服务业空间分布特征,结果显示:①北京市金融服务业,特别是保险和证券服务业主要集中在中心区和郊区内沿,空间上呈现出以金融街、中央商务区所在的中心区为核心,其他区县(政府所在地)为外围的"核心-外围"结构;②中心区内金融服务业空间布局相对均匀,三环和四环之间金融机构分布较多,与国外大都市服务业的"单中心集聚,总体扩散"区位特征基本相同;③不同类型金融机构空间布局差异较大,各金融机构总部集中在金融街布局,中国人民银行集中布局在金融街-前门广场东西路上,呈线状布局,证券在北二环和北四环之间相对集中,保险服务业相对分散。④以金融街为中心作缓冲区多边形,间隔距离为2km,做10个缓冲区,发现在0-2km内服务网点机构密度最大,6-8km和8-10km内机构数量最多。⑤金融服务业空间布局模式多样化。With the rapid development of finance and economic globalization, financial services become the centre of modern services economy, and play important role in economic and social development to producer services. The paper researched the spatial pattern of the financial service industry in Beijing on the basis of the Location Quotient, equitability index and buffer analysis. The results indicated that:①The financial service industry in Beijing, especially security and insurance industry, mainly happened in central area and suburban inter. It represents as the core-periphery spatial structure pattern in the whole. The central area, including the Finance Street and CBD are the core, and the other districts and counties as periphery. ②The financial service industry spatial distribution is uniform in central area. The number of the financial institution is the most between the area of Third Ring Road and Forth Ring Road in Beijing. ③The spatial distribution of the different financial institution had a large difference. ④Take the finance street as center to make buffer polygon with interval distance of 2km. It can be concluded that the greatest density of financial institution appeared in the 0-2km, the largest number of the financial institution appeared in 6-8km and 8-10km through Study and observation of these ten buffers. ⑤The layout of financial service industry in Beijing is diversification, the different kinds of banks, securities and insurance proves as different spatial structure patterns.
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第四届全球经济地理大会(Global Conference on Economic Geography, GCEG)于2015 年8 月19-23 日在英国牛津大学召开，来自世界各地近700 名经济地理学者参会。中国大陆包括中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所、北京大学、北京师范大学、华东师范大学、浙江大学、河南大学、华南师范大学、东北师范大学、中南财经政法大学、云南大学等机构数十位学者参加本会议。中国科学院地理科学与资源所刘卫东研究员和北京大学贺灿飞教授分别担任大会顾问委员会委员和组委会委员。此外，中国地理学会以及北京大学—林肯土地政策研究中心作为特别赞助方资助了本次会议。
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This paper examines the offshore financial center (OFC) of the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean as part of an attempt, on the one hand, to map emerging geographies associated with rapid and far-reaching changes in the international financial system, and, on the other hand, to further a Marxian understanding of how capital increases its flexibility and averts crisis (not unproblematically) through the financial system. Thus, in this paper, the major industries of the offshore sector in the Caymans are outlined and their development presented. I then examine the Cayman Islands' development and operation as an OFC in two wider contexts: first, changes in the practice of international banking, and second, the regional competition between "entrepreneurial islands" for offshore finance. I argue that the development of new spaces in the global economy--OFCs-- cannot be understood without an understanding of changes in the international financial system (new markets, instruments, risks, and others). Furthermore, the changes in the international financial system cannot be understood except as operating through space and specifically through distinct spaces such as the OFCs. Although the Cayman Islands are a small place, they have strategically positioned themselves at the nexus of the circuits of fast and fungible financial capital and offer a window on the workings of the international financial system.
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Foreign banks in the United States are major sources of investment capital and producers of financial services. Foreign banking is localized in a few metropolises. Six major international banking centers serve as American nodes in the system of global flows of capital and financial services. The asset structure, size, type, and national origins of foreign banks in these centers reveal investment motives. New York is the primary foreign banking complex. The magnitude of its foreign banking segment together with the diversity of bank sizes, nationalities, and types contributes to its distinctiveness. Its traditional role as the focal point of interaction between the securities and the domestic banking industries has been augmented by rapid expansion of foreign banks in the 1980s. In Chicago, foreign banking has grown together with its fast-growing financial markets. Foreign banking in Los Angeles and San Francisco is dominated by Japanese banks, which are mainly engaged in traditional bank lending. They intensified oscillations in the Californian economy by financing the real estate overbuilding of the 1980s. In the Southeast, foreign banking has rapidly increased in Atlanta and Miami. Atlanta's foreign banks are mainly engaged in commercial and industrial lending rather than in production of global financial services. Miami's much larger number of small foreign banks produce services related to flows of trade and investment between the United States, South America, and Europe.
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Steven Klepper’s theory of industry clustering based on organizational reproduction and inheritance through spinoffs challenged the Marshallian view on industry clustering. This article provides an assessment of Klepper’s theoretical and empirical work on industry clustering. We explore how “new” his spinoff theory on industry clustering was, and we investigate the impact of Klepper’s theory on the economic geography community. Klepper’s work has inspired especially recent literature on regional branching that argues that new industries grow out of and recombine capabilities from local related industries. Finally, the article discusses what questions on industry location are still left open or in need of more evidence in the context of Klepper’s theory.
HelfatC, LiebermanM. The birth of capabilities: Market entry and the importance of pre-history. , 2002, 11(4): 725-760.
We analyze the birth of capabilities and resources within organizations and within industries, and their historical antecedents, at the time of market entry. We find a consistent theme: the greater the similarity between pre-entry firm resources and the required resources in an industry, the greater the likelihood that a firm will enter that particular industry, and the greater the likelihood that the firm will survive and prosper. In addition, resource gaps affect the likelihood, speed and mode of entry. Copyright 2002, Oxford University Press.
FeldmanM, LendelI. Under the lens: The geography of optical science as an emerging industry. , 2010, 86(2): 147-171.
Optical science is the study of light and the ways in which light interacts with matter. Although its origins coincide with the earliest scientific inquiry, modern optics is an enabling technology that is applied to a variety of intermediate markets elecommunication equipment, medical devices, scientific instruments, semiconductors, imaging and reproduction, defense and security, and retail logistics. One difficulty in studying emerging technology is the limitation of current industrial categories and patent classes. This article examines the geography of optical science inventions using a new methodology that can be applied to study other emerging industries. We rely on companies that self-identify as working on optics on the basis of their voluntary membership in the Optics Society of America. We investigate the inventive activity of these companies from 2004 to 2007 and identify a set of International Patent Classes that defines the emergent technology space in optical science. Using this definition, we then analyze all the organizations that are inventing in optical science. We find that inventive activity is geographically concentrated: patenting takes place in 240 urban areas, although 84 percent of the patents were invented in 30 metropolitan areas and almost 50 percent were attributed to 11 metropolitan areas. The article considers the organizations that are shaping the emerging technology and the consequences for geographic clusters. Our results reveal that the geographic distribution of inventive activity does not reflect the location of self-designated regional optics clusters in the United States but suggests a more nuanced understanding of the emergence of industries. We conclude by considering lessons about the development of clusters in emerging industries.
HeCanfei, RenYonghuan, LiYunxiong. The mechanism of cross-boundary product evolution in China: An empirical analysis based on export product of prefecture-level cities. , 2016, 36(11): 1605-1613.
New product promotes the sustainable growth of the local economy. Evolutionary economic geographers believe that the emergence of new products is based on local original products and related industries, saying that the development of new industries demands access to local capability. Local capability is the key source of technological and industrial diversification, which provides potentials for regions to diversify into new technologies and industries. Organizational routines are core concept in an evolutionary approach. Economic evolution can then be understood as the selective transmission of routines among organizational entities. However little attention has yet been paid to the role of spillovers from neighbor regions for industrial diversification. Regions are in an associative network but not absolutely isolated, especially for the neighbor regions. Knowledge spillovers may occur across regions and successful routines may be transferred to neighbor regions by the way of population mobility and spinoff. So this article discusses whether the evolutionary process can cross space and administrative boundaries based on the current evolutionary theories. To answer this question, we analyze the development of new products in Chinese prefecture-level cities during the period 2002-2013 using the HS 4-digit classification data on exports. The results show that the evolution of product can occur across administrative boundaries between neighbor cities, but only when the local has a good foundation of relevant industries. And the decentralization between provinces is a significant barrier for cross-boundary evolution. Besides, taking into account of the different knowledge attributes of products and the regional difference of economic development, there exist significant differences among regions and products in cross-boundary evolutionary mechanisms.
Tanner AN. Regional branching reconsidered: Emergence of the fuel cell industry in European regions. , 2014, 90(4): 403-427
The literature on economic geography suffers from a lack of attention to the emergence of new industries. Recent literature on “regional branching” proposes that new industries emerge in regions where preexisting economic activities are technologically related to the emerging industry. This article provides a more grounded basis for the emerging literature on regional branching by confronting the regional branching thesis with the realities of an emerging industry, namely, the fuel cell industry. The analysis is based on patent data and qualitative interviews conducted in a selection of European NUTS2 (nomenclature of territorial units for statistics) regions. The findings can be summarized as follows. First, the analysis reveals that in the case of the emerging fuel cell industry, regional diversification is dominated by firm diversification, which complements previous studies’ findings that entrepreneurial spin-offs dominate regional diversification. Second, the study corroborates the assumption that the process of regional branching relies on knowledge generated by nonindustrial actors such as universities and research institutes. Third, the findings suggest that care should be taken in ascribing the underlying logic of regional branching to the principle of technological relatedness alone. The article shows how some regional diversification processes occur in regions where preexisting economic activities are not technologically related to the emerging industry, for instance, when user industries apply new technologies to their product portfolio. The importance of further investigating and disentangling different dimensions of relatedness and their impact on regional branching is stressed.
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BoschmaR, MinondoA, NavarroM. The emergence of new industries at the regional level in Spain: A proximity approach based on product relatedness. , 2013, 89(1): 29-51.
Top of page abstract Acknowledgments Regional Diversification Based on Relatedness Data and Methodology The Relationship Between Density and the Entry of New Products in Spanish Regions Econometric Analyses Conclusions References How do regions diversify over time? Inspired by recent studies, we argue that regions diversify into industries that make use of capabilities in which regions are specialized. Since the spread of capabilities occurs through mechanisms that have a strong regional bias, we expect that capabilities that are available at the regional level play a larger role than do capabilities that are available at the country level for the development of new industries. To test this hypothesis, we analyze the emergence of new industries in 50 Spanish regions at the NUTS 3 level in the period 1988-2008. We calculate the capability-distance between new export products and existing export products in Spanish regions and provide econometric evidence that regions tend to diversify into new industries that use similar capabilities as existing industries in these regions. We show that proximity to the regional industrial structure plays a much larger role in the emergence of new industries in regions than does proximity to the national industrial structure. This finding suggests that capabilities at the regional level enable the development of new industries.
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ZhangYongkai, XuWei. Analysis of the industry spatial evolution mechanism and its determinants from the perspective of evolutionary economic geography: A case study of China's automobile industry. , 2014, 23(2): 1-13.
Using detailed data on California biotechnology, we find that the positive impact of research universities on nearby firms relates to identifiable market exchange between particular university star scientists and firms and not to generalized knowledge spillovers. Poisson and two-stage Heckman regressions indicate the number of star-firm collaborations powerfully predicts success: for an average firm, five articles coauthored by academic stars and the firm's scientists imply about five more products in development, 3.5 more products on the market, and 860 more employees. Stars collaborating with or employed by firms, or who patent, have significantly higher citation rates than pure academic stars.
MacKinnonD, CumbersA, PikeA. Evolution in economic geography: Institutions, political economy, and adaptation. , 2009, 85(2): 129-150.
Economic geography has, over the past decade or so, drawn upon ideas from evolutionary economics in trying to understand processes of regional growth and change. Recently, some researchers have sought to delimit and develop an “evolutionary economic geography” (EEG), aiming to create a more systematic theoretical framework for research. This article provides a sympathetic critique and elaboration of this emergent EEG but takes issue with some aspects of its characterization in recent programmatic statements. While acknowledging that EEG is an evolving and pluralist project, we are concerned that the reliance on certain theoretical frameworks that are imported from evolutionary economics and complexity science threatens to isolate it from other approaches in economic geography, limiting the opportunities for cross-fertilization. In response, the article seeks to develop a social and pluralist conception of institutions and social agency in EEG, drawing upon the writings of leading institutional economists, and to link evolutionary concepts to political economy approaches, arguing that the evolution of the economic landscape must be related to processes of capital accumulation and uneven development. As such, we favor the use of evolutionary and institutional concepts within a geographical political economy approach, rather than the construction of some kind of theoretically separate EEG—evolution in economic geography, not an evolutionary economic geography.