PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2020, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (12): 1972-1984.doi: 10.18306/dlkxjz.2020.12.002

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Change of industrial investment networks in the central core area of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region under the background of non-capital function dispersal

LIU Xiaoxiao1, WU Kang1,2,*()   

  1. 1. School of Urban Economics and Public Affairs, Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing 100070, China
    2. Beijing Key Laboratory of Megaregions Sustainable Development Modelling, Beijing 100070, China
  • Received:2020-02-04 Revised:2020-05-10 Online:2020-12-28 Published:2021-02-28
  • Contact: WU Kang
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(41671161);National Natural Science Foundation of China(41401178);National Natural Science Foundation of China(71733001);The MoE Project for Humanities and Social Sciences(19YJA790092);The Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation(171077);The Fundamental Research Funds for the CUEB(QNTD202009)


As the key of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development strategy, non-capital function transfer is of great significance for solving the problem of a congested Beijing and achieving the sustainable development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. This study constructed an analytical framework of change of industrial investment networks, which include the intrinsic attributes of industries, resource endowments, market mechanisms, and governmental response mechanisms. Taking the central core area of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region as a sample, the study used the big data of industrial and commercial enterprise investment to measure the capital flow characteristics of the three key industries with non-capital functions in 2010, 2014, and 2018, and analyzed the process of change of industrial investment networks from the three levels of node-path-pattern under the background of functional dispersal. The research results show that the spillover trend of various industries' investment in Beijing has increased, and industrial agglomerations of non-capital functions are gradually shifting to the periphery of the central city under the background of non-capital function dispersal, but the pattern of change of different industries varies. The manufacturing industry presents a path of change from neighborhood diffusion to hierarchical diffusion, and is developing towards a multi-center pattern; the wholesale and retail industry shows the characteristics of spillover at the level of net capital flow, and agglomeration at the level of backbone path, which evolves from the single centric pattern around Beijing to the dual core linkages between Beijing and Tianjin; the transportation, warehousing, and logistics industries are clustered around the locations of suburban logistics parks outside the city, but the overall development of the network is lagging. The results of this study can provide a reference for understanding of the capital's functional transfer and the dynamic change of industrial structure and industrial development of the central core area of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

Key words: functional dispersal, investment network, investment big data, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region