SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2017, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (11): 1649-1658.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2017.11.006

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Spatial Linkages of Innovative Resources Synergy and Its Impacts on Regional Economic Growth: An Empirical Study Based on Chinese Provincial Data

Haiping Lyu1,2(), Renyong Chi1(), Xiangyu Hua3   

  1. 1.School of Economics and Management, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou, 310023, Zhejiang, China
    2.School of Economics and Management, Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, Hangzhou, 310023, Zhejiang, China
    3. Economic Monitoring and Forecasting Office, Zhejiang Economic Information Center, Hangzhou, 310006, Zhejiang, China
  • Received:2016-12-05 Revised:2017-04-12 Online:2017-11-20 Published:2017-11-20
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Sciences Foundation of China (71203197), National Social Science Foundation of China (16BGL161), Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (LY12G03029, LY17G030016), Key Program of Zhejiang Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences Circles (2017Z04)


Spatial linkages of innovative resources synergy (IRS) not only can actively promote the intra-regional dynamic adjustment of IRS level, but also can promote the improvement of the inter-regional potential differences of IRS, thus, leading to a formation of new motivation of regional economic growth. But the existing studies rarely involve in the research on spatial linkages characteristics of IRS and its influence on regional economic growth. This study analyzes characteristics of spatial linkages of innovative resources synergy in 31 provinces of China using trend analysis, gravity model and exploratory spatial data analysis, further constructs a spatial panel model of spatial linkages of IRS affecting regional economic growth, investigates the specific effect of spatial linkages of IRS on regional economic growth by using spatial econometric. The conclusions are as follows: From 2003 to 2014 synergy of innovative resources of China’s 31 provinces overall show the spatial trend of “southeast high, northwest low”, and dynamic spatial differentiation of “high in east, low in west, declining in north, and rising in south”; The spatial linkages of IRS in China has the obvious regional imbalance, and its network structure has changed significantly. It now has developed into a complex multi-core “network-based” structure from a simple embryonic form in 2003 to a “chicken toe”-type in 2009; IRS potential shows the significant positive correlation and the significant spatial agglomeration trend to Eastern Coastal Area; The spatial spillover effect of regional economic growth in China is significant, and the spatial linkages of IRS has a significant positive effect on regional economic growth. It not only can promote significantly the region’s economic growth by the direct effect, but also promote significantly adjacent regions’ economic growth by the indirect and total effect. And the direct promotion effect is greater than the indirect promotion effect. Based on the above research, this article suggests that, the government should adjust the way how the innovative resources can be allocated, make the market to be the decisive role in promoting the interregional innovation resources flow, optimize the network structure of the spatial linkages of IRS, and maximize the spatial spillover effect of innovative resources synergy.

Key words: innovative resources synergy (IRS), spatial linkages, economic growth, spatial spillover effect, spatial econometric

CLC Number: 

  • F62.4