Geographical interdependence, international trade and economic dynamics: the Chinese and German solar energy industries

Dunford, Michael, Lee, Kyoung Hoon, Liu, Weidong and Yeung, Godfrey (2012) Geographical interdependence, international trade and economic dynamics: the Chinese and German solar energy industries. European Urban and Regional Studies, 20 (1). pp. 14-36. ISSN 1461-7145

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Abstract

The trajectories of the German and Chinese photovoltaic industries differ significantly yet are strongly interdependent. Germany has seen a rapid growth in market demand and a strong increase in production, especially in the less developed eastern half of the country. Chinese growth has been export driven. These contrasting trajectories reflect the roles of market creation, investment and credit and the drivers of innovation and competitiveness. Consequent differences in competiveness have generated major trade disputes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Online First Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF1021 Commercial geography. Economic geography
Depositing User: Mick Dunford
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2012 09:25
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2017 20:46
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/41781

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