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Agricultural Clusters in China


  • Kiminami, Lily
  • Kiminami, Akira


The purpose of this study is to assess the potential of clustering in the development of agriculture and rural communities in China. We shall examine in detail the food industry, which is the link in the food chain that propels the industrialization of agriculture, and identify instances of industrial agglomeration and business collaboration. Next, we shall analyze the externalities (i.e. spillovers) of clusters, demand conditions in cluster formation, and the effectiveness of business collaborations.

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  • Kiminami, Lily & Kiminami, Akira, 2009. "Agricultural Clusters in China," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 51471, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:iaae09:51471

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    1. Romer, Paul M, 1986. "Increasing Returns and Long-run Growth," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 94(5), pages 1002-1037, October.
    2. Dagula & Lily Kiminami, 2009. "Promotion of dairy farming and poverty reduction in Inner Mongolia, China," China Agricultural Economic Review, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 1(1), pages 82-96, February.
    3. Lily Kiminami & Akira Kiminami, 2009. "Economic growth and food policy in urban China," Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 2(1), pages 18-30, February.
    4. Lily Kiminami, 2009. "Food security and sustainability policy in Asia," International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 8(2/3/4), pages 318-333.
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    agricultural clusters; rural development; business collaboration; China; Japan; Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Crop Production/Industries; Demand and Price Analysis; Environmental Economics and Policy; Farm Management; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Industrial Organization; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; International Development; Livestock Production/Industries; Public Economics; Q10; Q13;

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    • Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General
    • Q13 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness


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