Pro-growth giant business, lock in, sustainable urban development and effect on local political economy : the case of petrochemical industry at Nanjing

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Qiyan Wu
  • Hongbo Li
  • Hao Chen
  • Zaijun Li
  • Zhenyong Shang

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-332
Journal / PublicationJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume107
Online published21 Mar 2015
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2015

Abstract

This paper investigates whether an enlarged research framework offer possibilities to restructure to a sustainable, environmental-friendly economic system. The framework is combined with pro-growth machine and carbon lock-in theory and Institutional Industry Complex (IIC) that is applied to explain the pro-growth coalition of Petro-Chemical industry in China. Consensus building of the research framework is based upon a case study of the Petro-Chemical industry state owned enterprises in the Nanjing Metropolitan Area, China. Drawing upon the in-depth interview surveys of the stakeholders in the IIC system, the research discovered the pro-growth coalition of Petro-Chemical industry in China. The article also suggests that the paths followed in constructing a pro-growth coalition also could serve as a program to unlock the petrochemical industry and foster the anti-coalition needed.

Research Area(s)

  • Growth machine, Lock-in, Nanjing, Petrochemical industry

Citation Format(s)

Pro-growth giant business, lock in, sustainable urban development and effect on local political economy : the case of petrochemical industry at Nanjing. / Wu, Qiyan; Zhang, Xiaoling; Li, Hongbo; Chen, Hao; Li, Zaijun; Shang, Zhenyong.

In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 107, 16.11.2015, p. 324-332.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal