A Research on the Evaluation of the Operating Efficiency and Innovation Efficiency of China’s Development Zones Based on Panel Data

Cheng QIU, Junwen FENG


Development zones have been playing an increasingly important role over the 30 years of development in national economy so it is of great significance to evaluate the operating efficiency and innovation efficiency of development zones. Based on the panel data from 2008 to 2014, the author has evaluated the dynamic efficiency of 27 provincial capitals’ development zones adopting DEA approach. The research has found that the operating efficiency of China’s development zones remains on an ideal level but there is development imbalance among different regions; the development zones have higher innovation efficiency while R&D activities are in need of further improvement; development zones face greater urgency to improve their operating efficiency; in the end, the article has proposed some relative policy suggestions.


Development zones; Operating efficiency; Innovation efficiency

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/%25x


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