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Title: Port city factors and port production : analysis of Chinese ports
Authors: Cheung, SMS
Yip, TL 
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Transportation journal, Spring 2011, v. 50, no. 2, p. 162-175
Abstract: The objective of this article is to analyze port production activities and city factors in port cities. Port activities take place in port cities and the analysis provides a good opportunity to integrate the study of ports and cities. The study uses the economic production equation to analyze the production of China's ports over the time period 1995-2007. Numerous studies have examined general port growth and development on the basis of conceptual discussion. It is generally accepted that the Anyport Model and the Port Generation Model are valuable models for analysis of a port developing into a port city However, empirical studies on port growth and factors that influence the growth rate are rather few. This study seeks to identify the city factors that are critical in determining port growth and attempts to develop an empirical model in the macro-economic perspective. Seven major China port cities and their interfaces with their associated ports are studied here. This article attempts to analyze the port activities as economic production outputs and the city factors as inputs. The article provides an empirical analysis of port growth and policy insights on the interdependence between ports and port cities.
Keywords: Production (economic theory)
Empirical research
Economic policy
Macroeconomics
Port cities
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Journal: Transportation journal 
ISSN: 0041-1612
EISSN: 2157-328X
DOI: 10.5325/transportationj.50.2.0162
Rights: © 2011 The Pennsylvania State University. This paper was published in Transportation journal and the final published electronic version may be found at the web site of JSTOR: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/transportationj.50.2.0162
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