The geography of Chinese science

Andersson, David Emanuel and Find, Søren and Gunessee, Saileshsingh and Matthiessen, Christian Wichmann (2014) The geography of Chinese science. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 46 (12). pp. 2950-2971. ISSN 0308-518X

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Abstract

Chinese scientific output has increased dramatically in recent years, but its internal spatial structure has received scant attention. Estimated gravity models of intercity scientific co-authorships show that there are two types of spatial political bias in China, apart from the expected mass and distance effects. Intercity co-authorships involving Beijing are more common than Beijing’s output volume and location would imply, and this Beijing bias is increasing over time. The second type of spatial political bias is greater intra-provincial collaboration than is accounted for by size and distance. The geography of Chinese science is thus not only monocentric as regards overall scientific output, but also exhibits unusually hierarchical collaboration patterns. Unlike in Europe and North America, national and regional capitals are becoming ever more important as scientific coordination centers.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: scientific collaboration; network,; China; spatial political bias
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Business > Nottingham University Business School China
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1068/a130283p
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Depositing User: Wu, Cocoa
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2019 13:01
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2019 13:01
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/56391

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