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The Differences of Regional Knowledge Capital and the Forming Reason Research for Them in the Westren Region of China

Author ZhaoTong
Tutor ZhangLin
School Guangxi University
Course Regional Economics
Keywords Western Region of China Regional Knowledge Capital TheKnowledge Capital Differences Theil Index Structural Equation Modeling
CLC F062.3
Type Master's thesis
Year 2013
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In the era of knowledge economy and humanism, knowledge has replaced the traditional production factors and become the most important production factor of economic entity of countries and regions. Knowledge economy is based on knowledge capital as the main production factor. The core of knowledge economy is the comprehension of knowledge capital. Knowledge capital is the fundamental driver on which individuals, organizations, regions and the nation rely for survival and development. It has gradually become the most important strategic resource. The strength and weakness of regional knowledge capital is the key factor deciding the future competitiveness. However, due to the differences of the foundation and resource endowment of history and culture and national policy, there are large differences among regional knowledge capital of the western region in China. The "Matthew effect" is becoming increasingly fierce, thus affecting the normal implementation of China’s western development policy and the coordinated development of regional economy, which obviously violates the state’s grand target of building a complete well-off society. Therefore, the focus of this thesis is to completely and systematically reflect the differences of regional knowledge capital in the western region.This thesis conducts a systematic review about the research results of scholars at home and abroad from the perspective of the related concepts, composition, measurement and difference of knowledge and capital, defining the meaning of regional knowledge capital.Then, this thesis establishes the index system of regional knowledge capital measurement, which is the CTQQ model through the theory of regional economic differences, regional innovation, new economic growth and relevance principle. Next, it analyzes the unbalanced and absolute current situation of knowledge capital with principal component in the western region. Meanwhile, it makes a systematic analysis of the knowledge capital difference in the western region by Theil index. And then, it analyzes the influence of the quantity and quality of codified knowledge capital and tacit knowledge capital on regional knowledge capital. As a result, the phenomenon that the influence of the quantity of tacit knowledge capital and the quality of tacit knowledge capital is more obvious while the influence of the quantity of codified knowledge capital and the quality of codified knowledge capital is relatively weak is clearly showed. At last, the conclusion can be drawn that measures should be taken to improve the poor condition and wide differences of the regional knowledge capital in the western region from integrated elements of the regional knowledge capital, structural adjustment of the regional knowledge capital, environmental improvement of the regional knowledge capital and function rebuilding of the regional knowledge capital.

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