Accepted paper:

Technological Transfer from the East to the Midwest, China

Author:

Jijiao Zhang (Insititute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

Paper short abstract:

The technological transfer from the East to the Midwest in China will be a huge process of industrialization and urbanization in the Midwest.

Paper long abstract:

The industrial and technological transfer from the East to the Midwest will be a huge process of industrialization and urbanization in the Midwest, and is also an urgent subject of practical significance, which is not a simple "business move". For enterprises in the East, it is still insufficient to make relocation decisions by checking the raw materials cost, labor cost and land rent. ect. Although the Midwestern region has the advantages of the factor cost, such as labor, land, resources, etc, there are constraints of supporting capacity, logistics systems, and soft environment. Once the low factor cost is offset by the logistics and transaction costs, the Midwestern region will lost its comparative advantages to undertake the industrial transfer. For the Midwest, it is a new subject and challenge to attract industrial transfer and undertake industrial transfer. At present, the Midwestern regions are actively exploring new approaches to attract and undertake the industrial transfer. The paper mainly explored the influencing factors of the industrial transfer between the Eastern region and the Midwestern region from two perspectives: 1) the impact on the industrial transfer from the Eastern region to the Midwestern region 2) and the impact on the Midwestern region to undertake the industrial transfer from the Eastern region.

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Anthropology of knowledge business (IUAES Commission on Enterprise Anthropology)