Innovation or introduction? The impact of technological progress sources on industrial green transformation of resource-based cities in China

Wancheng Xie, Taihua Yan, Senmao Xia, Fengzhang Chen

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Abstract

With the increasingly prominent problems of global resource consumption and environmental pollution, industrial green transformation has become one of the requirements of China's industrial development in the new era. However, there is a lack of research on the impact of technological innovation and technology introduction on the industrial green transformation of resource-based cities. To bridge this gap, this study uses the panel data of 115 resource-based cities in China from 2003 to 2016, and uses the dynamic panel generalized method of moments (GMM) estimation method to study the impact of technological innovation and technology introduction on industrial green transformation of resource-based cities. The results show that technology introduction has a negative effect on the industrial green transformation of resource-based cities, while technological innovation can have a positive effect. Meanwhile, technology introduction has imparted a greater role to technological innovation in promoting this transformation. In addition, the interactive effects between technological innovation and technology introduction have obvious heterogeneity on the industrial green transformation of different types of resource-based cities. Therefore, resource-based cities should continue to increase investment in scientific research, to constantly improve and consolidate their technological innovation ability, optimise foreign investment strategy in technology introduction, and strengthen the digestion and absorption of imported technology, while increasing technological innovation, and personnel training.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)(In-Press)
JournalFrontiers in Energy Research
Volume(In-Press)
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 12 Oct 2020

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