Intangible capital and China's economic growth

Qing Li

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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This Ph.D. thesis provides novel insights into intangible capital in Chinese economy and examines its contributions to China's economic growth. It illustrates the importance of intangible capital in China's sustainable development and discusses the problems of underinvestment in and unbalanced development of intangibles. In addition, this thesis also investigates how intangible capital influences sector growth and firm performance. Furthermore, through the analysis of the dynamic distribution of intangible capital in the future, this thesis projects an upward trend of China's coastal-interior development gap and suggests that knowledge spill-over may be the offsetting force in the economy.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Wu, Yanrui, Supervisor
  • Tyers, Rodney, Supervisor
Award date9 Aug 2019
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019


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