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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 333-340
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2014.333.340
 
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Analysis on the Gaps of Innovation Capabilities of China’s High-Tech Industries Based on the Theil Entropy and Gini Coefficient

Gui Huangbao

Abstract:
High-tech industry is an important engine of China’s economic growth. The large gaps of innovation capabilities in high-tech industries between different regions will affect the coordinated development of regional economies. This study, employing the model of Theil entropy and the Gini coefficient, measures the spatial and temporal gaps of innovation capabilities of China’s high-tech industries, based on patent applications in high-tech industries from 1995 to 2010. The results show that the gaps of the innovation capabilities in high-tech industries between different regions in China are large and furthermore, the gaps reveal expanding tendency. Moreover, this study illustrates that the innovation capability disparities between different regions are the prior factor influencing the development of China’s high-tech innovation capabilities while the internal differences of different regions have less impacts. Finally, this study finds that the largest gap of innovation capability takes place in the computer and equipment industry and the smallest gap exists in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. The results of this study could play an important role in guiding the policies aiming to narrow regional gaps and promote coordinated development of different regions.
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Gui Huangbao , 2014. Analysis on the Gaps of Innovation Capabilities of China’s High-Tech Industries Based on the Theil Entropy and Gini Coefficient. Journal of Applied Sciences, 14: 333-340.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2014.333.340

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2014.333.340

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