• Login
  • Register
  • Search

Deciphering of the development process of innovation network in Shenzhen, China

Zhe Huang


under the background of intensified international trade conflicts, continuous scientific and technological blockade and rapid
reconstruction of the global production network, innovation has become an important strategy for China to meet the challenges of global
development. The city is the machine to stimulate innovation activities, and the innovation network is the organizational system structure
formed by the main body of urban innovation for creation, communication and exchange. As an important subject of the innovation network,
China’s central and local governments at all levels actively govern through the innovation network to achieve the goal of stimulating
regional innovation, driving urban economic development and responding to global development challenges. This paper takes Shenzhen, a
newly emerging innovative city in China, as a case study, analyzes the development and evolution of its innovation network, and reveals the
governance strategies of China’s central local governments at different development stages and global local development trends.


innovation network; Shenzhen; development process; governance strategies

Full Text:


Included Database


[1] Ernst D. global production networks and the changing geography of innovation systemsImplications for developing countries[J]Economics of innovation

and new technology, 2002, 11 (6): 497-523

[2] Dicken P. global shift: mapping the changing boundaries of the world economy[m]Sage Publications Ltd, 2007

[3] Coe n m, Yeung h W. global production networks: mapping recent conceptual developments[J]Journal of economic geography, 2019, 19 (4): 775-801

[4] Yeung h W. retreating mechanism and process in the geographical analysis of uneven development[J]Dialogues in human geography, 2019, 9 (3): 226-255

[5] Yeung h W. regional worlds: from related variety in regional diversifi cation to strategic coupling in global production networks[J]Regional studies, 2021,

55 (6): 989-1010

[6] Broekel T, boschma R. knowledge networks in the Dutch aviation industry: the proximity paradox[J]Journal of economic geography, 2012, 12 (2): 409-


[7] GL ü ckler J, dorean P. social network analysis and economic geography - positive, evolutionary and multi-level approvals[J]Journal of economic

geography, 2016, 16 (6): 1123-1134

[8] Wu F. planning centrality, market instruments: governing Chinese urban transformation under state entrepreneurship[J]Urban studies, 2018, 55 (7): 1383-


[9] Freeman C. networks of innovators: a synthesis of research issues[J]Research policy, 1991, 20 (5): 499-514

[10] Nonaka I, Takeuchi h. The knowledge creating company: how Japanese companies create the dynamics of innovation[J]New York, NY, 1995

[11] Ernst D. a new geography of knowledge in the electronics industry?Asia's role in global innovation networks[J]Asia's role in global innovation networks

(March 6, 2009)East West center policy studies series, 2009, 54

[12] Ter wal a L J, boschma R. co evolution of fi rms, industries and networks in space[J]Regional studies, 2011, 45 (7): 919-933

[13] Duandezhong, dudebin, Yang Fan, et alIndustrial technological change and spatial evolution of global technological innovation system [J]Geoscience,

2019, 39 (9): 1378-1387

[14] Zhang F, Wu F. rethinking the city and innovation: a political economic view from china's biotechnology[J]Cities, 2019, 85:150-155

[15] Zhu s, he C. what can evolutionary economic geography learn from global value chain and global production network research on developing and

emerging economies?[J] Area development and policy, 2022, 7 (2): 162-176

[16] Chang Y C, Chen p h, Teng m J. how do institutional changes facilitate University centric networks in Taiwan?The triple helix model of innovation

view[J]Science and public policy, 2021, 48 (3): 309-324

[17] Pan F, Zhang F, Wu F. state led fi nancing in china: the case of the government guided investment fund[J]The China quarterly, 2021, 247: 749-772

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/modern-management-forum.v6i11.6603