(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Location and agglomeration of headquarters of publicly listed firms within China’s urban system

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PAN F. (1) ; XIA Y. (1) ;
(1) School of Geography, Normal Univ., Beijing, CHINE


In this article, a comprehensive dataset of publicly listed firms in the People’s Republic of China is used to examine the spatial pattern and evolution of headquarters functions. Results indicate that headquarters are highly agglomerated in metropolitan areas at the peak of the hierarchy of political power. They also show the relative dominance of state-owned firms, regulation of the public listing process, and important roles of the state in the economy. Regression analyses indicate that a city’s level in the political hierarchy remains a significant factor in the geography of headquarters functions even after controlling for agglomeration-economic factors


Article of periodic

published at : Urban geography / ISSN 0272-3638

Editor : Winston, Silver Spring, MD - ETATS-UNIS (1980)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 35, no5 [pp. 757-779]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 8 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/02723638.2014.909112

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