As the world's largest developing country, China is relying on innovation to transform the pattern of economic growth; more and more attention has been paid to the construction of China's regional innovation system (RIS). This paper aims to establish a provincial evaluation index system for RIS construction level and that of construction condition and evaluate the innovation system construction level and construction condition of China's provinces by using grey fixed weight clustering.
This paper makes a comprehensive assessment of RIS by using grey fixed weight clustering.
The results show that the construction level of RIS is clearly associated with construction condition of RIS. In accordance with the results of the assessment, China's 31 provinces are classified into four typical types. Some relevant key measures to promote the RIS are suggested.
This paper establishes a new frame to evaluate RIS.
This work was supported by Major Program of National Social Science Foundation of China (10zd&014), National Natural Science Foundation of China (90924022,71173106), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2012M511277), China Humanities and Social Science Fund of Ministry of Education (12YJC639276), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (56XAA13079, 56XNA12094, 56XZA12071, NJ20120014, NJ20120011, NJ20130021), Major projects for Jiangsu University Philosophy and Social Science Key Research Base (2010JDXM014, 2012JDXM00), Jiangsu Social Science Fund (09JD031), Scientific Research Starting Fund for the talents introduced of NUAA.
Yuan, C., Guo, B. and Liu, H. (2013), "Assessment and classification of China's provincial regional innovation system based on grey fixed weight clustering", Grey Systems: Theory and Application, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 316-337. https://doi.org/10.1108/GS-10-2012-0040Download as .RIS
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