TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 2016, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (5): 795-805.doi: 10.13284/j.cnki.rddl.002875

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Village Transformation in Peri-urbanization Region Based on Entrepreneurial City Theory:A Case Study of Chiling Village in Houjie Town of Dongguan City

HUANG Yingmin,XUE Desheng   

  1. (Center for Urban and Regional Studies,Sun Yat-Sen University,Guangzhou 510275,China)
  • Received:2016-05-04 Online:2016-09-05 Published:2016-09-05

Abstract: Since 1978, with the decentralization and the tax system reformation between central government and local government, the local government’s function has turned from managerialism to entrepreneurialism, and this transformation was great helpful to local urban and economic growth. However, after 30 years’ practice, the urban governance mode of entrepreneurialism has not been effective now. Taking Chiling village in Houjie town of Dongguan city as an example, this paper employs qualitative method to research village transformation based on entrepreneurial city theory, and summarizes its characteristics, mechanism and tactics. Main conclusions are as follows:1)The local village self-organization in peri-urbanization regional had entrepreneurialism behavior, and it was helpful to collective economic growth; 2)The villages system reform could be considered as a kind of governance modes, and rural economic development needed more governance, especially in economic crisis period; 3)Globalization directly changed local government entrepreneurialism behavior; 4)Compared to Western countries, the force of civil society is still weak in China. We should pay more attention to local institutional innovation when studying village transformation.

Key words: entrepreneurial city, peri-urbanization, village transformation, institutional innovation, Dongguan