County Development and Sustainability in China: A Systematic Scoping of the Literature

18 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2018 Last revised: 30 Mar 2018

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Yang Yinghong

Shenyang University of Chemical Technology - Department of International Trade

Li Yan

Shenyang University of Chemical Technology - Department of International Trade

Siu Man (Carrie) Lui

James Cook University - The Cairns Institute

Irina Kinchin

Central Queensland University (CQUniversity)

Marion B Heyeres

James Cook University - The Cairns Institute

Komla Tsey

James Cook University

Date Written: February 28, 2018

Abstract

Despite the importance of research and innovation in facilitating sustainable county development in China, little evidence is available concerning the output and characteristics of that research. This scoping review assesses key features or characteristics of the research output, the extent to which researchers engage with concepts of sustainability and the potential impact of the research. Publications were identified and classified using a process consistent with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA). The R programming packages igraph and wordcloud respectively were used to analyse and graphically depict the strength of authorship networks and keyword frequency. Findings revealed that this field of research is an evolving one with a widely-dispersed network of researchers increasingly using new keywords. The implications of the review findings for improving the value and impact of sustainable county development research are explored.

Keywords: county development; sustainability; research output; authorships networks; keywords; usage and impact

Suggested Citation

Yinghong, Yang and Yan, Li and (Carrie) Lui, Siu Man and Kinchin, Irina and Heyeres, Marion B and Tsey, Komla, County Development and Sustainability in China: A Systematic Scoping of the Literature (February 28, 2018). OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 11, No. 02, pp. 19-36, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3149135

Yang Yinghong (Contact Author)

Shenyang University of Chemical Technology - Department of International Trade ( email )

Tiexi
Shenyang
China

Li Yan

Shenyang University of Chemical Technology - Department of International Trade ( email )

Tiexi
Shenyang
China

Siu Man (Carrie) Lui

James Cook University - The Cairns Institute ( email )

Cairns, Queensland 4878
Australia

Irina Kinchin

Central Queensland University (CQUniversity) ( email )

Capricorn Highway
Emerald, QLD 4720
Australia

Marion B Heyeres

James Cook University - The Cairns Institute ( email )

14-88 McGregor Rd
Smithfield, QLD 4878
Australia

Komla Tsey

James Cook University ( email )

Cairns, Queensland 4878
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.jcu.edu.au/cairnsinstitute/people/jcudev_018430.html

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