PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2012, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (6): 742-749.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2012.06.010

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The Spatial Characteristics of Producer Service Agglomeration in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Metropolitan Region

ZHANGWang1,2, SHEN Yuming1   

  1. 1. College of Resource Environment and Tourism, Capital Normal University, Beijing 100048, China;

    2. Institute of Two Oriented Social Construction in Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan, Hunan University of Technology, Zhuzhou 412007, China
  • Received:2011-10-01 Revised:2012-02-01 Online:2012-06-25 Published:2012-06-25

Abstract: Promoting the coordinated development of producer service agglomeration in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Metropolitan Region is an important approach which propels the progress of manufacturing, accelerates the upgrade of industrial structure and improves the comprehensive regional competitiveness. Mainly based on using Generalized Principal Component Analysis, Location Quotient, Krugman Specialization Index, Spatial Gini- coefficient, and other methods and indicators, this article measured the model of locality distribution, the industrial characteristics, the specialized rate of producer service industry in each city of this region from 2003 to 2008. The analysis results indicate that the general spatial distribution shows itself to be the situation of a typical non-balancing single center, large gradient-level development trend; and those knowledge-intensive, technology- intensive and capital-intensive industries such as business services, information services and technology services have significant specialization advantages; there are big structure differences among internal sectors in producer service industry and the division of labor based on specialization in each city is distinct; the high-end producer industry of Beijing has absolute competitive advantages and industrial advantages, and the other nine cities also have some comparative advantages.

Key words: agglomeration degree, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Metropolitan Region, producer service, specialized rate, the model of locality distribution