A Study on Chinese Regional Scientific Innovation Efficiency with a Perspective of Synergy Degree


From the perspective of the process of regional scientific innovation, the regional scientific innovation system is divided into two sub-systems of technology output and economic output. We utilize the chain-DEA method to assess scientific innovation and each sub-system’s efficiencies of 30 Chinese provinces from 2001 to 2011. Results suggest that the scientific innovation and each sub-system’s efficiencies need to be improved, unequilibrium in different regions exists evidently, each sub-system efficiency of one district varies a lot and the synergy degree remains low. Next, we compute the synergy degree of the two sub-systems using the synergy degree model. By employing linear regression model, an obvious positive correlation is demonstrated between the synergy and the scientific innovation efficiency. At last, based on the results of this study and real situations of Chinese scientific innovation, some suggestions are put forward accordingly.

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L. Xu and M. Cheng, "A Study on Chinese Regional Scientific Innovation Efficiency with a Perspective of Synergy Degree," Technology and Investment, Vol. 4 No. 4, 2013, pp. 229-235. doi: 10.4236/ti.2013.44027.

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