(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The development of trade fair ecologies in China : case studies from Chengdu and Shanghai

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BATHELT H. (1) ; ZENG G. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Urban and Regional Economy, East China Normal Univ., Shanghai, CHINE


This paper explores the interaction and communication patterns of firms at Chinese trade fairs in Shanghai and Chengdu and investigates whether these events are similar to those in Europe and North America. It shows that process of trade fair development in China is increasingly driven by industry associations and local governments, often involving experienced foreign organizers, and thus reducing the influence of the central government. This has produced a substantial variety of local versus national/ international, sales-driven versus knowledge-driven, and privately organized versus state planned Chinese trade fairs with different goals


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no3 [pp. 511-530]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 3 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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