PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2011, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (10): 1276-1288.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2011.10.010

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Progress of Industrial Distrits’Evolution Theory and Its Implication to Creative Industrial District Study

MA Renfeng1, WU Yang2, SHEN Yufang3   

  1. 1. School of Architectural Civil Engineering and Environment, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315211, China;
    2. School of Business, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China;
    3. School of Resource and Environmet Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
  • Received:2010-08-01 Revised:2011-05-01 Online:2011-10-25 Published:2011-10-25

Abstract: Industrial districts are important places for production activities and a major type of urban spaces. There are many scholars who studied the formation and evolution of the industrial districts at home and abroad. So far there have been no ready theory and or theoretical framework ofor the study on industrial district evolution. Based on collected literatures, this paper discussed the conceptual framework of industrial district evolution was summarized, and the formulation and components of temporal and spatial process, areal division of labor— spatial development and landscape change. Secondly, it reviewed the influencing factors, dynamics, life cycle and evolutionary direction of industrial districts. Finally, the paper recognized the core contents of the study on creative industrial district evolution, and constructed the concept - content - method for the study.

Key words: evolutionary economic geography, framework of the research on IDE, industrial districts’evolution (IDE), research progress, the study on creative industrial district evolution