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Evaluating Pillar Industry's Transformation Capability: A Case Study of Two Chinese Steel-Based Cities.

Li Z, Marinova D, Guo X, Gao Y - PLoS ONE (2015)

Bottom Line: Many steel-based cities in China were established between the 1950s and 1960s.Using Text Mining and the Document Explorer technique as a way of extracting text features, the 200 most frequently used words are derived from 100 publications related to steel- and other resource-based cities.Using real data and expert reviews, the improved Fuzzy Relation Matrix (FRM) method is applied to two case studies in China, namely Panzhihua and Daye, and the evaluation model is developed using Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation (FCE).

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Affiliation: School of Management, Hefei University of Technology and Key Laboratory of Process Optimization and Intelligent Decision-making, Ministry of Education, Hefei, China; Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

ABSTRACT
Many steel-based cities in China were established between the 1950s and 1960s. After more than half a century of development and boom, these cities are starting to decline and industrial transformation is urgently needed. This paper focuses on evaluating the transformation capability of resource-based cities building an evaluation model. Using Text Mining and the Document Explorer technique as a way of extracting text features, the 200 most frequently used words are derived from 100 publications related to steel- and other resource-based cities. The Expert Evaluation Method (EEM) and Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) techniques are then applied to select 53 indicators, determine their weights and establish an index system for evaluating the transformation capability of the pillar industry of China's steel-based cities. Using real data and expert reviews, the improved Fuzzy Relation Matrix (FRM) method is applied to two case studies in China, namely Panzhihua and Daye, and the evaluation model is developed using Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation (FCE). The cities' abilities to carry out industrial transformation are evaluated with concerns expressed for the case of Daye. The findings have policy implications for the potential and required industrial transformation in the two selected cities and other resource-based towns.

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Mentions: The evaluation of the transformative capacity of the primary industry (we use “primary”, “pillar” and “single” as synonyms in relation to the main industry) in a resource-based city, a steel-based city in this case, includes three steps (see Fig 1). First, the need for industrial transformation is examined within the specific developmental circumstances of the steel-based city with the two options of maintaining and transforming the evaluated pillar industry. If the city can maintain a competitive steel-industry, it would not be necessary for it to convert to a different industry or diversify. If this is not the case, the capacity for industrial transformation needs to be evaluated. The third step is to identify new alternatives to substitute the steel industry.


Evaluating Pillar Industry's Transformation Capability: A Case Study of Two Chinese Steel-Based Cities.

Li Z, Marinova D, Guo X, Gao Y - PLoS ONE (2015)

Evaluating the Transformative Capacity of the Pillar Industry.
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pone.0139576.g001: Evaluating the Transformative Capacity of the Pillar Industry.
Mentions: The evaluation of the transformative capacity of the primary industry (we use “primary”, “pillar” and “single” as synonyms in relation to the main industry) in a resource-based city, a steel-based city in this case, includes three steps (see Fig 1). First, the need for industrial transformation is examined within the specific developmental circumstances of the steel-based city with the two options of maintaining and transforming the evaluated pillar industry. If the city can maintain a competitive steel-industry, it would not be necessary for it to convert to a different industry or diversify. If this is not the case, the capacity for industrial transformation needs to be evaluated. The third step is to identify new alternatives to substitute the steel industry.

Bottom Line: Many steel-based cities in China were established between the 1950s and 1960s.Using Text Mining and the Document Explorer technique as a way of extracting text features, the 200 most frequently used words are derived from 100 publications related to steel- and other resource-based cities.Using real data and expert reviews, the improved Fuzzy Relation Matrix (FRM) method is applied to two case studies in China, namely Panzhihua and Daye, and the evaluation model is developed using Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation (FCE).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: School of Management, Hefei University of Technology and Key Laboratory of Process Optimization and Intelligent Decision-making, Ministry of Education, Hefei, China; Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

ABSTRACT
Many steel-based cities in China were established between the 1950s and 1960s. After more than half a century of development and boom, these cities are starting to decline and industrial transformation is urgently needed. This paper focuses on evaluating the transformation capability of resource-based cities building an evaluation model. Using Text Mining and the Document Explorer technique as a way of extracting text features, the 200 most frequently used words are derived from 100 publications related to steel- and other resource-based cities. The Expert Evaluation Method (EEM) and Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) techniques are then applied to select 53 indicators, determine their weights and establish an index system for evaluating the transformation capability of the pillar industry of China's steel-based cities. Using real data and expert reviews, the improved Fuzzy Relation Matrix (FRM) method is applied to two case studies in China, namely Panzhihua and Daye, and the evaluation model is developed using Fuzzy Comprehensive Evaluation (FCE). The cities' abilities to carry out industrial transformation are evaluated with concerns expressed for the case of Daye. The findings have policy implications for the potential and required industrial transformation in the two selected cities and other resource-based towns.

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