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Evaluation of the Sustainable Coupling Coordination of the Logistics Industry and the Manufacturing Industry in the Yangtze River Economic Belt

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China Institute of FTZ Supply Chain, Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai 201306, China
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Chongqing Engineering Research Center for Processing, Storage and Transportation of Characterized Agro-Products, Chongqing Technology and Business University, Chongqing 400067, China
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School of Foreign Languages, Chongqing Technology and Business University, Chongqing 400067, China
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Dongfang Electric Machinery CO., LTD, Deyang 200240, China
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Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5, Canada
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Chongqing Engineering Technology Research Center for Information Management in Development, Chongqing Technology and Business University, Chongqing 400067, China
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Academic Editors: Yuvraj Gajpal and Julian Müller
Sustainability 2021, 13(9), 5167; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13095167
Received: 2 March 2021 / Revised: 17 April 2021 / Accepted: 21 April 2021 / Published: 5 May 2021
In order to promote the sustainable and coordinated development of the logistics industry and the manufacturing industry in the Yangtze River Economic Belt of China and provide the policy makers with decision-making references, this paper explored the spatio-temporal evolution of the coupling coordination development level of the two industries. A three-stage super-efficiency SBM model, which eliminated the influence of environmental factors and random errors, was constructed to make it possible to conduct an in-depth comparative analysis on the effective decision-making units (DMUs), making the calculation results more accurate. This was the main contribution of this paper. Based on the new model considering undesirable output, this paper analyzed the panel data of 11 provinces and cities in the Yangtze River Economic Belt from 2007 to 2017 and investigated the coordination development level from the dimensions of time and space considering the energy input and carbon emissions of the two industries. Our main research findings were as follows. First, due to the relative lagging of the logistics industry in promoting the development of the manufacturing industry, the overall level of the coordination between the two industries was at a stage of limited coordination. Second, the regional differences were significant with a spatial evolution pattern of “high in the east and low in the west”. Third, environmental factors affected the input efficiency of the logistics industry and the manufacturing industry, especially the latter. Overall, this paper made theoretical and practical contributions to promoting the joint development of the two industries, improving the logistics industry and upgrading the manufacturing industry. View Full-Text
Keywords: logistics; manufacturing; sustainable development; coupling coordination; Yangtze River Economic Belt; three-stage super-efficiency SBM model logistics; manufacturing; sustainable development; coupling coordination; Yangtze River Economic Belt; three-stage super-efficiency SBM model
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Gong, Y.; Yang, X.-Q.; Ran, C.-Y.; Shi, V.; Zhou, Y.-F. Evaluation of the Sustainable Coupling Coordination of the Logistics Industry and the Manufacturing Industry in the Yangtze River Economic Belt. Sustainability 2021, 13, 5167. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13095167

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Gong Y, Yang X-Q, Ran C-Y, Shi V, Zhou Y-F. Evaluation of the Sustainable Coupling Coordination of the Logistics Industry and the Manufacturing Industry in the Yangtze River Economic Belt. Sustainability. 2021; 13(9):5167. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13095167

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Gong, Ying, Xiao-Qiong Yang, Chun-Yan Ran, Victor Shi, and Yu-Feng Zhou. 2021. "Evaluation of the Sustainable Coupling Coordination of the Logistics Industry and the Manufacturing Industry in the Yangtze River Economic Belt" Sustainability 13, no. 9: 5167. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13095167

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