Theses Master's

Electronic Commerce Platform, Logistics and Local Economic Development: A Case Study of Global Innovation Center in Qingdao City

Wang, Xuzheng

The current Chinese electronic-commerce industry has developed into a highly specialized stage, and logistics is the most significant link of the e-commerce supply chain. Therefore a modern industrial aggregate of electronic-commerce and logistics enterprises can utilize the cluster competitive advantage to meet the service demand of enterprises. This thesis uses a case of Global Innovation Center in Qingdao, a medium size city in eastern China, to argue that emerging Chinese electronic-commerce and logistics industrial cluster plays an important role in terms of fostering small/medium-sized enterprises and promoting regional economic growth. The hypothesis is that the interaction of modern logistics and electronic-commerce platform will facilitate the industrial upgrading of regional specialized industries and ultimately reflected in the growth of local economics.

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Academic Units
Urban Planning
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
July 17, 2015