Coupling and Coordination Analysis of Incubator and Regional Economy



Incubators, as a policy tool to enhance regional innovation capabilities and revitalize the regional economy, are worthy of attention in terms of regional development. It is important to understand the coupling and coordination between them. Based on the theoretical analysis of the interaction mechanism between them, this paper introduces the comprehensive index system of subsystems and constructs a coupling coordination model to carry out the development level of incubators and regional economic in 31 provinces regions in China from 2008 to 2014. The research results show that the two systems are significantly related, and the level of coupling and coordination in whole regions is steadily rising. The spatial distribution pattern of the coupling coordination degree is “pyramid”. The synchronous development of the incubator and the regional economy is not realized in most areas. The government should consider improving the incubator efficiency and regional economic development strength in improving regional economic efficiency and regional innovation capability, so as to achieve coordinated and sustainable development of them.


Incubator; Regional economy; Coupled coordination analysis; Spatiotemporal evolution

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