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Evaluation of provincial integration degree of “internet + industry” based on matrix grey relational analysis: Case of China 2014–2016

Lu Yang (College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China)
Naiming Xie (College of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China)

Grey Systems: Theory and Application

ISSN: 2043-9377

Article publication date: 6 December 2018

Issue publication date: 28 January 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to establish a new evaluation system to assess the degree of integration between industry and the internet. And use the gray correlation matrix method to evaluate the “internet + industry” integration degree of China’s provinces.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper establishes a new evaluation system to assess the degree of integration between industry and the internet using the matrix gray relational analysis method.

Findings

The main indexes and its rankings of the provinces’ integration degree and the rankings of the provinces’ integration degree are obtained.

Practical implications

The ranking of the degree of integration of various provinces in the country has certain guiding significance in promoting the development of “internet +” and “industry 4.0.”

Originality/value

Establishing a new model for the quantitative assessment of the degree of fusion, this method has a positive impact on the quantitative assessment of “internet + industrial” integration.

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Acknowledgements

This work is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 71671090, Joint Research Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China and Royal Society of UK under Grant No. 71811530338, Aeronautical Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 2016ZG52068 and Qinglan Project for excellent youth or middle-aged academic leaders in Jiangsu Province, China.

Citation

Yang, L. and Xie, N. (2019), "Evaluation of provincial integration degree of “internet + industry” based on matrix grey relational analysis: Case of China 2014–2016", Grey Systems: Theory and Application, Vol. 9 No. 1, pp. 31-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/GS-05-2018-0029

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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