A Study on the IT Cluster in Pudong of Shanghai

  • School of Resources and Environmental Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China

Received date: 2004-03-09

  Revised date: 2004-06-14

  Online published: 2004-12-25

Supported by

National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.40371033


Under the background of economic globalization and technological revolution, industrial cluster has become a new successful model for regional economic development as a space framework of economic activity. First, this paper reviews the basic connotation and type of industrial cluster, and then expatiates the internal mechanism of the cluster from five aspects, such as level efficiency, uprightness efficiency, internal system environment, external relationship, right framework coming from equality and dependence. At the same time, the authors make a systematic research and analysis by integrating investigation data of Pudong IC industrial cluster. This paper considers that Pudong IC industrial cluster is the outcome of the industrial transfer from the multinational companies, and it is one of the largest IT-clusters in China. So at the very start, the IC industrial cluster has joined the global network. The multinational companies exert important influence on IC cluster development, but at the same time MNCs control the upgrading of the IC cluster, and impact passively the local innovations in the IC cluster. The paper points out that the IC cluster develops rapid, and has extensive external relationships. But the level relationship in the IC cluster is weak because of lack of good institutional environment. Finally, this paper concludes that only by reinforcing the local network relationships, arousing the desire for gain new knowledge collectively, paying attention to external relationships, grasping the initiatives in industrial development, and building a good institutional environment, can the IT cluster in Pudong develop well and fast in the future.

Cite this article

ZENG Gang, WEN Hu . A Study on the IT Cluster in Pudong of Shanghai[J]. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2004 , 59(7s) : 59 -66 . DOI: 10.11821/xb20047s009


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