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dc.contributorHong Kong Community College-
dc.creatorHe, D-
dc.creatorGao, P-
dc.creatorSun, Z-
dc.creatorLau, YY-
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-29T09:34:28Z-
dc.date.available2018-03-29T09:34:28Z-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10397/75025-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMDPI AGen_US
dc.rights© 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en_US
dc.rightsThe following publication He, D.; Gao, P.; Sun, Z.; Lau, Y.-Y. Measuring Water Transport Efficiency in the Yangtze River Economic Zone, China. Sustainability 2017, 9, 2278, 1-13 is available at https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su9122278en_US
dc.subjectDEA and Malmquist index modelen_US
dc.subjectSpatial pattern evolutionen_US
dc.subjectThe Yangtze River Economic Zone (YREZ)en_US
dc.subjectWater transport efficiencyen_US
dc.titleMeasuring water transport efficiency in the Yangtze River Economic Zone, Chinaen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dc.identifier.spage1en_US
dc.identifier.epage13en_US
dc.identifier.volume9en_US
dc.identifier.issue12en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su9122278en_US
dcterms.abstractWater transport, a component of integrated transport systems, is a key strategic resource for achieving sustainable economic and social development, particularly in the Yangtze River Economic Zone (YREZ). Unfortunately, systematic studies on water transport efficiency are not forthcoming. Using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) and the Malmquist index as a model framework, this paper measures water transport efficiency in YREZ, conducts spatial analysis to identify the leading factors influencing efficiency, and provides scientific evidence for a macroscopic grasp of water transport development and the optimization of YREZ. The results indicate that water transport technical efficiency (TE) in YREZ is low and in fluctuating decline. Therefore, it has seriously restricted performance and improvements in the service function. Additionally, the spatial pattern of TE has gradually changed from complexity and dispersion to clarity and contiguity with a larger inter-provincial gap. Water transport efficiency has slightly improved through technological change (TECHch), whereas deteriorating pure technical efficiency change (PEch) is the main cause of a TE decrease. According to our findings, decision-makers should consider strengthening intra-port competition and promoting water transport efficiency.-
dcterms.bibliographicCitationSustainability, Dec. 2017, v. 9, no. 12, 2278-
dcterms.isPartOfSustainability-
dcterms.issued2017-
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85037625557-
dc.identifier.eissn2071-1050en_US
dc.identifier.artn2278en_US
dc.description.validate201803 bcmaen_US
dc.description.oapublished_finalen_US
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