Geographical Dynamics and Firm Spatial Strategy in China

  • Shengjun Zhu
  • John Pickles
  • Canfei He

Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Shengjun Zhu, John Pickles, Canfei He
    Pages 1-16
  3. Government

  4. Firm

  5. Spatial Articulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Shengjun Zhu, John Pickles, Canfei He
      Pages 199-206

About this book


This book offers the first detailed account of the complex geographical dynamics currently restructuring China’s export-oriented industries. The topics covered are relevant to post-socialist geography, development studies, economics, economic sociology and international studies. It offers academics, international researchers, postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students in these fields an accessible, grounded, yet theoretically sophisticated account of the geographies of global production networks, value chains, and regional development in developing countries and emerging economies. It is of particular interest to economic geographers and economic sociologists involved in the growing debates over local clusters, embeddedness, global sourcing and global production, and over the global value chain/global production network. It also appeals to national policymakers, since it directly addresses economic and industrial policy issues, such as industrial competitiveness, regional and national development, industrial and employment restructuring and trade regulation.


China apparel industry Geographical dynamics Global production network Global value chain Industrial restructuring Regionalization in China’s apparel production Relocation/delocalization in China’s apparel production Spatial strategy Transmission of family firms Upgrading in China’s apparel production

Authors and affiliations

  • Shengjun Zhu
    • 1
  • John Pickles
    • 2
  • Canfei He
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Urban and Environmental ScienPeking University College of Urban and Environmental ScienBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  3. 3.College of Urban and Environmental SciencesPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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