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Sustainability 2014, 6(9), 6400-6417; doi:10.3390/su6096400

Spatial Variation of Regional Sustainable Development and its Relationship to the Allocation of Science and Technology Resources

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3,†
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1
School of Management, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Xiasha, Jianggan District, Hangzhou 310018, China
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School of Tourism and Urban Management, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Nanchang 330013, China
3
School of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100022, China
4
College of Electro-mechanics Engineering, Jiaxing University, Jiaxing 314000, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 27 May 2014 / Revised: 14 August 2014 / Accepted: 26 August 2014 / Published: 15 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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Abstract

With the increasing of labor salaries, the RMB exchange rate, resource product prices and requirements of environmental protection, inexpensive labor and land are no longer the decisive factor of regional competitiveness. From this perspective, China needs to shift from the extensive development mode to the sustainable development mode. Science and technology resources rational allocation is one of the key issues in sustainable development. Based on the counties (districts) data of Zhejiang Province in China, this paper portrays the spatial variation of regional sustainable development level of this area. This paper finds that counties tend to cluster in groups with the same sustainable development level, and this agglomeration trend has been enforced during the past several years. It then testifies to the relationship between the allocation of science and technology resources and local sustainable development, identifies science and technology human resources, financial resources and environmental resource are positively related to local sustainable development, except government financial support. The economic level has a negative relationship with regional sustainable development. This is because the development of the Zhejiang economy grown at the expense of the environment and ecosystem. Some advice is given according to the empirical analysis result. View Full-Text
Keywords: regional sustainable development; science and technology resource; human resources; financial resources; environmental resource regional sustainable development; science and technology resource; human resources; financial resources; environmental resource
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Wu, J.; Wu, G.; Zhou, Q.; Li, M. Spatial Variation of Regional Sustainable Development and its Relationship to the Allocation of Science and Technology Resources. Sustainability 2014, 6, 6400-6417.

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