SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2015, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (10): 1256-1264.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2015.010.1256

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The Path,Evolution and Mechanism of the Industry Structure Locking-in for the Coal Resource-based City: A Case Study of HuaiBei

Xian-ming YANG1,2(), Hua-fu JIAO1()   

  1. 1.College of Territorial Resources and Tourism, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu, Anhui 241003, China
    2.College of Territorial Resources,China West Normal University, Nanchong, Sichuan 637002, China
  • Received:2014-03-25 Revised:2014-09-15 Online:2015-10-25 Published:2015-10-25


The industry structure locking-in is a common economic phenomenon, which is also not conducive to the resource-based cities’ sustainable development obviously. Huaibei is a typical coal resource-based city, which being have development foundations. The resource-based industry occupies an important proportion in the national economy, and the industrial structure locking-in is serious in long development terms. This paper makes the tracking study on the succession process of the industrial structure by shift-share analysis method for Huaibei. The research reveals some truth for us. Before the period of prosperity, the industrial structure had been locked in the coal mining industry, the electricity industry, the textile and clothing processing industry, and the agricultural product processing industry. During the recession period, the alternative industry, such as the industry of fine chemicals, the building material processing industry, the machinery manufacturing industry, the metal smelting industry and the metal product industry, developed gradually. In the transition development period, the locked industry deblocked step by step. For the difference, which between the industrial structure similarity coefficient, the Industrial concentration coefficient, the output locking-in coefficient, and the employment locking-in coefficient in different stages, were notable. The formation and evolution Process of the coal resource-based cities' industry locking-in includes five stages, that are the industrial introduction period, the minor locking in period, the medium locking in period, the serious locking in period, and the deblocking period. Each of these factors, including the resource endowment, the social, the technical, the market, the industrial policy and the people’s idea, had influence on the coal resource-based cities' industry locking-in. The alternative industries, which selected and cultivated in the transition development period, should be based on the existing industrial base.

Key words: the coal resource-based city, industrial structure locking-in, mechanism, Huaibei City

CLC Number: 

  • K902