Space Compression of E-commerce in Rural Areas and Its Value: Case Study

  • Zhanpeng Shao
Part of the Sociology, Media and Journalism in China book series (SMJC)


By means of the information network technology, rural e-commerce has broken the previous spatial barrier to a certain extent and achieved the new regional value of the rural area. As an increasing number of farmers are joining the e-commerce platform to be engaged in the online retail of agricultural products, the space compression has led to the competition in the public space. Consequently, the e-commerce platform that controls the rules of the game and the capability of traffic distribution and spatial agglomeration becomes the major beneficiary of the value of space compression. Characterized by the constant updates of information and space and unlimited appreciation, the space compression of e-commerce constitutes a continuous process of space value production.


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  • Zhanpeng Shao
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  1. 1.Public AdministrationHohai UniversityNanjingChina

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