Study on urbanization process evaluation and provincial comparison

Ye Li (Henan Agriculture University, Zhengzhou, China)
Meng Qin (Henan Agriculture University, Zhengzhou, China)

Grey Systems: Theory and Application

ISSN: 2043-9377

Publication date: 28 January 2014

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to evaluate the stage and level of Henan province urbanization and provide basis for decision making.

Design/methodology/approach

At first, build the evaluation index system which includes 17 indexes in four classes so that can reflect the level of urbanization development of the entire region comprehensively. Then build the gray clustering model based on set pair. On this basis, the paper evaluates the urbanization process in Henan province. In order to get a clear understanding of the urbanization level in Henan province, the paper selects several typical provinces and compares them with Henan province in urbanization process.

Findings

The results show that the urbanization level in Henan province belongs to the general level; there is a gap in urbanization process between Henan province and other advanced provinces.

Practical implications

The paper put forward a method to evaluate the urbanization process in Henan province and get a clear understanding of the urbanization level in Henan province.

Originality/value

The paper combines the set pair analysis and the gray fixed weight cluster method based on triangular whiten weight function, which can avoid the defect that the assessment result is too vague and the difference is not significant.

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Citation

Li, Y. and Qin, M. (2014), "Study on urbanization process evaluation and provincial comparison", Grey Systems: Theory and Application, Vol. 4 No. 1, pp. 13-23. https://doi.org/10.1108/GS-08-2013-0018

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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