PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2011, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (10): 1233-1239.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2011.10.005

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Allocation Efficiency of Science and Technology Resources in Jing-Jin-Ji, Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta Regions

WANG Bei1,2, LIU Weidong1, LU Dadao1   

  1. 1. Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2. Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2011-03-01 Revised:2011-07-01 Online:2011-10-25 Published:2011-10-25

Abstract: With the coming of knowledge economy age, science and technology (S&T hereafter) innovation is becoming the impulse to economic sustainable development. Meanwhile, metropolitan area is the cluster of S&T innovative activities. In China, Jing-Jin-Ji (JJJ) region, Yangtze River Delta (YRD) region and Pearl River Delta(PRD) region play the most important roles in the construction of national S&T innovation system. Based on the main indicators in terms of the S&T input-output system, this paper describes the development of S&T resources in the JJJ, YRD and PRD regions, and evaluates the allocation efficiency of S&T resources in the three metropolitan areas according to entropy method and DEA method. On this basis, the findings presented in this paper confirm the characteristics of the development and allocation efficiency of S&T resources in the three regions as follows: 1) The JJJ, YRD and PRD regions are the major clusters of S&T resources in China. 2) The innovative ability of JJJ region shows polarization, and the innovative units are not distributed evenly; in contrast, the YRD and PRD regions have stronger innovative ability and are likely to be the most dynamic regions in China; 3) The allocation efficiency of S&T resources in the YRD and PRD regions is superior to that in JJJ region.

Key words: allocation efficiency, China, Jing-Jin-Ji region, Pearl River Delta region, S&T resources, Yangtze River Delta region