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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Going green or going away : environmental regulation, economic geography and firms’ strategies in China’s pollution-intensive industries

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHU S. (1) ; HE C. (2) ; LIU Y. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography , Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, ETATS-UNIS
(2) College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking Univ., Beijing, CHINE

Abstract

This article examines environmental regulation, economic geography and firms’ strategies in China’s pollution-intensive industries. Through the example of firms in Shangyu, Zhejiang province in China, it argues that rising environmental regulations, as well as firm characteristics, regional hub effect and political environment, have all been particularly important in forcing China’s pollution-intensive enterprises to restructure their production, through innovation, upgrading, geographical relocation, outsourcing and plant closure, especially in China’s coastal regions. The empirical analysis suggests a roughly inverted “U”-shaped relationship between firm relocation tendency and firm size (or firm capability), resulting from complex interactions between political environment, regional hub effect and environmental regulation

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geoforum / ISSN 0016-7185 / CODEN GFRMAK

Editor : Pergamon Press, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1970)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 55 [pp. 53-65]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 3 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15001

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.05.004

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