PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 1999, Vol. 18 ›› Issue (2): 176-185.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.1999.02.012

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The changing networks of large state owned enterprise and the impact on regional economic development the case of first tractor company limited

ZHANG Xiao ping   

  1. Collage of Environment & Planning, Henan University, Kaifeng 475001, China
  • Received:1999-03-01 Revised:1999-05-01 Online:1999-04-24 Published:1999-04-24

Abstract: By employing the theories of the regional economics, the geography of enterprise and the economics of industrial organization, and taking First Tractor Company Limited (FTCL) as an example, this paper analyzes the changing networks of large state-owned enterprise. The study is further linked to the impact of the enterprise’s networks on the regional economic development. The study indicates that the networks of FTCL become more complex than before, due to the reforms taken by the enterprise since 1978. Along with the expansions of the enterprise’s networks, extensive impacts are brought about, such as those on regional economic growth, on industrial structure and on traditional ideas. The affected regions include not only the region where the enterprise is located, but also other regions which have linkages with the enterprise. Finally, the author proposes some reasonable suggestions regarding the development of enterprise and regional economic development.

Key words: enterprise networks, large state owned enterprise, regional economic development, spatial change of networks

CLC Number: 

  • F276.1