An Analysis for Location Factors that Cause Industrial Agglomeration

  • 1. Institute of Policy and Management, CAS, Beijing 100080, China;
    2. Geocomputation Key Lab of CEDD, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China;
    3. Institute of Commonality Management, Shenzhen University, Guangzhou 518060, China

Received date: 2005-02-03

  Revised date: 2005-05-11

  Online published: 2005-07-25

Supported by

National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.40070010


In this paper, the concepts of agglomeration and cluster are discussed firstly, which shows that the forming of high-tech industrial agglomeration depends on industrial cluster. Based on such a cognition, the location factors that affect the distribution of industrial agglomeration are analyzed in detail. Then these factors are quantified and the model is set up, which validate these factors' influence on high-tech industrial agglomeration. The results indicate that: (1) Agglomeration is the spatial centralization of industry, capital and population. And the location factors that can cause industrial agglomeration are: knowledge spillover environment, human capital conglomeration, climate environment, commercial and trade circumstance, traffic condition and supply chain environment. (2) Among the six location factors, knowledge spillover environment, human capital conglomeration and climate environment are the decisive factors that form high-tech industry.

Cite this article

WANG Zheng, MAO Kejing, LIU Xiao, ZHAO Jingyuan, XIE Shuling . An Analysis for Location Factors that Cause Industrial Agglomeration[J]. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2005 , 60(4) : 567 -576 . DOI: 10.11821/xb200504005


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