'Information hinterland' - A base for financial centre development: The case of Beijing versus Shanhai in China

Danny T WANG*, Simon Xiaobin Zhao, Donggen WANG

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Abstract

This paper examines the role of 'information hinterland' as a determinant to financial agglomeration and financial centre development. The concept is then applied to investigate the potentials of Beijing and Shanghai in becoming financial centres in China. Specifically, the information hinterlands of the two cities are identified in two steps: first, the boundaries of the hinterlands are demarcated on the basis of distance, intensity of transport connection and interactions in terms of migration. Second, the intensity of information from the hinterland is assessed in terms of business information, policy information and the seats of multinational headquarters. Results of the analysis and their implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-120
Number of pages19
JournalTijdschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
Volume98
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics

User-Defined Keywords

  • China
  • Financial centres
  • Geography of finance
  • Information hinterland

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