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Provincial Gap in the Development of Information Service Industry in China

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DOI: 10.23977/msom.2022.030209 | Downloads: 9 | Views: 569


Xiaoxue Zhang 1, Shizheng Li 2


1 School of Management of Science and Engineering, Anhui University of Finance and Economics, Caosan Road, Bengbu, China
2 School of Finance, Anhui University of Finance and Economics, Bengbu, China

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Xiaoxue Zhang


First, this paper compared the revenue scale and the business structure of information service industry in different provinces in China with the descriptive statistics method. Second, cluster analysis was adopted to classify 30 provinces into 4 groups according to 8 industrial development indicators. Third, a logistic model was established based on the grouped samples to analyze the impacts of regional GDP, human capital accumulation, R&D investment and geographical location on the development level of information service industry. Estimation results indicate that those 4 factors have significant impacts. In order to narrow the provincial gap, we suggest that the eastern regions in China should aim at the optimization of business structure and the technological innovation of the information industry itself, while the central and the western regions should focus on integrating the information industry deeper with the first and secondary industries.


information service industry, logistic model, cluster analysis


Xiaoxue Zhang, Shizheng Li, Provincial Gap in the Development of Information Service Industry in China. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (2022) Vol. 3: 54-63. DOI:


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