GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH ›› 2002, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (1): 107-114.doi: 10.11821/yj2002010013

• Earth Surface Processes • Previous Articles     Next Articles

Studies on spatial transfer and cooperation of enterprises between urban region of Chongqing and Three Gorges Area

ZHANG Wen-zhong, FAN Jie, YANG Xiao-guang   

  1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS,Beijing 100101,China
  • Received:2001-09-28 Revised:2001-11-12 Published:2011-01-27


This paper makes an in-depth analysis on the type, process and effect of enterprises' spatial transfer in Chongqing municipality after a comprehensive investigation. At present, the enterprises transfer from urban region to the outside mainly focuses on such sectors as auto and motorcycle accessory, food and beverage, textile and garment industries.From now to the near future, its transfer area mainly involves outskirts, then ambient cities and medium-sized cities, finally up to farther cities and counties in the Three Gorges Area. On the basis of the analysis of enterprises' spatial transfer,the paper makes a key study on the spatial amalgamation and cooperation pattern between the urban enterprises and the enterprises in the Three Gorges Area. Meanwhile, the analysis and discussion are made to the different patterns. Now, the spatial transfer of the enterprises in Chongqing is at the fledgling stage and only involves outskirts of the urban area. The amalgamation and cooperation of the enterprises between urban area and Three Gorge Area is mostly exogenous with a characteristic of vertical cooperation in the link between enterprises. Endogenous network for the spatial link between enterprises has yet to be established. The amalgamation and cooperation between urban enterprises and the enterprises in the Three Gorges Area has boosted the development of the enterprises in the Three Gorges Area as well as the improvement of their production technology and played an active role in the development of the socioeconomy in the Three Gorges Area.

Key words: urban region of Chongqing, Three Gorges Area, spatial transfer, spatial amalgamation and cooperation