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Author Yusuf, Shahid, 1949-

Title Two dragon heads : contrasting development paths for Beijing and Shanghai / Shahid Yusuf, Kaoru Nabeshima
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 222 pages) : illustrations
Series World Bank e-Library.
Contents Introduction and overview -- China's development and its megacities -- Manufacturing industry: locomotive for innovation and growth -- Pitfalls of early deindustrialization -- Economic composition, resources, and the emerging innovation potentials in Beijing and Shanghai -- Making industries innovative
Summary Beijing and Shanghai comprise the axes of China's two leading urban regions. Their economic fortunes will affect the overall growth of China. The economic composition of the two megacities differs significantly and the future sources of competitive advantage also lie in different areas although there is some overlap. Shanghai with its diverse industrial base is the industrial powerhouse of China. Its strongest growth prospects still lie in activities associated with manufacturing industry buttressed by improvements in the technological and innovation capabilities of domestic firms and supported by the deepening of business services. In contrast, Beijing's future prospects are more closely tied to research intensive activities and the services industry. This book explores the contrasting development options available to Beijing and Shanghai and proposes strategies for these cities based on their current and acquired capabilities, experience of other world cities, the emerging demand in the national market, and likely trends in global trade
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Economic development -- China -- Beijing.
Economic development -- China -- Shanghai.
Beijing (China) -- Economic policy.
Shanghai (China) -- Economic policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Nabeshima, Kaoru.
World Bank.
LC no. 2009036023
ISBN 0821380486
0821381288 (electronic bk.)
9780821381281 (electronic bk.)