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Employment in China's Hi-Tech Zones

ChuChu Chen () and Albert Link
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ChuChu Chen: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics

No 17-12, UNCG Economics Working Papers from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Economics

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to explore employment differences over time across China’s hi-tech zones. Using data from China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, we find that if a university science park is within a hi-tech zone, employment in that zone is higher, but that finding only holds for zones established in the pre-information communication technology period. After 2000, proximity to a university science park does not appear to be necessary for the exchange of tacit knowledge which we contend leverages the technology base of firms and organizations in the zone and thus their level of employment. We also find greater employment in hi-tech zones in which information technology is a dominant industry.

Keywords: Program management; Employment; Hi-tech zones; University science park; Information technology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H42 H44 J48 L26 O32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 15 pages
Date: 2018-02-13
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