ECOTOURISM ›› 2021, Vol. 11 ›› Issue (3): 427-440.doi: 10.12342/zgstly.20210036

• Special Issue: Theoretical Frontiers and Academic Innovation of Rural Tourism Research in the New Era • Previous Articles     Next Articles

The evolution and dynamic mechanism of industry choices among city-suburb integrated villages

SHENG Yanchao(), LI Qian, XU Shan, WANG Juan   

  1. School of Tourism Management, Hunan Industrial and Commercial University, Changsha 410205, China
  • Received:2021-03-28 Revised:2021-05-24 Online:2021-06-28 Published:2021-08-30


Driven by the dual driving forces of rural tourism the rural revitalization, emerging industries in city-suburb integrated villages have gradually transcended traditional industries and become leading industries that replaced traditional industries. The evolution of this industrial development followed certain pattern and can be divided into phases. Structure, Behavior and Performance (SCP) framework was used as the analysis framework in this study. According to SCP, the industrial evolution of the city-suburb integrated villages can be divided into 4 stages: leading by agriculture only stage, leading by agriculture and tourism stage, multi-coordinated industrial development stage, and multi-integrated industrial innovation stage. The development of these 4 stages was a complicated process influenced by endogenous forces including the self-development willingness of the residents, the participation of competent rural people, and the drive of enterprises. The development was also affected by the exogenous factors such as the development of tourism industry, rapid urbanization, and the consumption upgrading of the residents. The case of Xunlonghe Village supported this analytical framework and can be used as a reference for the revitalization of city-suburb integrated villages.

Key words: city-suburb integration villages, rural tourism, rural revitalization, industry choices, industrial evolution, dynamic mechanism.