Researching States, Markets and Societies from a Geographical Perspective 2: High-tech and Knowledge Intensive Industries

Type: Virtual Paper
Sponsor Groups: China Specialty Group, Economic Geography Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/9/2021
Start / End Time: 6:25 AM / 7:40 AM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 16
Organizers: Calvin Chung, Jiang Xu
Chairs: Jiang Xu


From the decelerated pace of economic growth to the rising risk of climate change and pandemic, many of the vexed questions facing peoples and our environments are deeply ingrained in the complex interplay between state, market and society in and across space. This session brings together geographers whose research interest lies in places around the word, whether as a territorial or cultural construct – to discuss the significance, opportunities and challenges of researching the dynamic mosaic of various states, markets and societies from a geographical perspective, drawing attention to the role of space in both mediating and complicating the relations of this triad.

We invite contributions which engage with the following questions:

(1) What are the distinctive geographical features of state-market-society relations in different contexts?
(2) What are the emerging trends and issues of various states, markets or/and societies which warrant more research attention from geographers?
(3) What are the practical challenges for geographers to investigate and publish about various states, markets or/and societies?
(4) How can geographical inquiries on various states, markets or/and societies contribute to the broader geographical scholarship?


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Guannan ZOU*, Department of Geography & Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Jiang XU, Department of Geography & Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Haibin YANG, Department of Management, City University of Hong Kong, State-firm interaction in economic development of China: the case of Intelligent Connected Vehicle Industry in Hunan Xiangjiang New Area 15 6:25 AM
Presenter YiJIAN LIU*, UNIVERSITY OF OSLO, “Shenzhen Speed”: New Reform measures, High-tech Start-Ups, and Precarious Entrepreneurs 15 6:40 AM
Presenter Andrea Simone*, University of Foreigners of Siena, What drives technological change in regions? Relatedness and policy support in the US from 1981 to 2010 15 6:55 AM
Presenter Pengfei Feng*, Capital Normal University, China, Anna Growe, Heidelberg University, Germany, Yuming Shen, Capital Normal University, China, From “the workshop of the world” to spaces of the knowledge economy: Changing functional patterns of manufacturing and knowledge-intensive business services activities in the Pearl River Delta 15 7:10 AM
Discussant Calvin Chung The Chinese University of Hong Kong 15 7:25 AM

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