Next Article in Journal
Relationship between Pain, Fear of Falling and Physical Performance in Older People Residents in Long-Stay Institutions: A Cross-Sectional Study
Previous Article in Journal
The Development and Acceptability of a Wilderness Programme to Support the Health and Well-Being of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors: The WAYA Programme
Previous Article in Special Issue
Searching for New Human Behavior Model in Explaining Energy Transition: Exploring the Impact of Value and Perception Factors on Inconsistency of Attitude toward Policy Support and Intention to Pay for Energy Transition
 
 
Article

Can Global Value Chain Participation Drive Green Upgrade in China’s Manufacturing Industry?

by 1,2,3 and 4,5,*
1
Institute of Area Studies, Xi’an International Studies University, Xi’an 710128, China
2
“One Belt One Road” Economic and Trade Cooperation Innovation Team, Xi’an International Studies University, Xi’an 710128, China
3
School of Economics and Finance, Xi’an International Studies University, Xi’an 710128, China
4
School of Foreign Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
5
Center for Asia-Europe Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Seoyong Kim and Jaesun Wang
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(19), 12013; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191912013
Received: 20 August 2022 / Revised: 16 September 2022 / Accepted: 21 September 2022 / Published: 22 September 2022
Engagement in the global division of labor has greatly influenced China’s economy and environment. With the multi-regional input–output (MRIO) framework, we calculate the global value chain (GVC) participation index of China’s 16 manufacturing sectors. We also measure the green upgrade index of manufacturing sectors based on the super-efficiency epsilon-based measure (SEBM) and the Malmquist–Luenberger (ML) index. In addition, the effect of GVC participation on the green upgrade of manufacturing sectors is empirically tested with a fixed effects regression model for panel data. Results show that: (1) sectors that rank high in the forward linkage-based GVC participation index also tend to rank high in the backward linkage-based GVC participation index; (2) the ML index is greater than 1 in most years, indicating that the green upgrade of China’s manufacturing sectors shows an uptrend; (3) for both forward and backward linkage, the rise of the GVC and complex GVC participation indexes significantly promotes the green upgrade of manufacturing sectors. Finally, GVC participation of China’s manufacturing sectors promotes green upgrade mainly through green technology progress. The conclusions have empirical evidence and policy implications for the advancement to medium- and high-end GVC participation and the green transition of China’s manufacturing sectors. View Full-Text
Keywords: global value chain participation; green upgrade of manufacturing industry; green technological progress global value chain participation; green upgrade of manufacturing industry; green technological progress
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Wang, S.; Wang, H. Can Global Value Chain Participation Drive Green Upgrade in China’s Manufacturing Industry? Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 12013. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191912013

AMA Style

Wang S, Wang H. Can Global Value Chain Participation Drive Green Upgrade in China’s Manufacturing Industry? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(19):12013. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191912013

Chicago/Turabian Style

Wang, Shi, and Hua Wang. 2022. "Can Global Value Chain Participation Drive Green Upgrade in China’s Manufacturing Industry?" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 19: 12013. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph191912013

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop