Yijie Wang, Yanyan Ke, Xianrui Ma, Yitian Ren
January 26, 2021
Although China has made great achievements in economic scale, the model of high-quality economic developments is still in the exploratory stage. A series problems, such as unreasonable industrial structure and low production efficiency, need to be resolved urgently. The transformation and upgrading of industrial structure is the inevitable choice. The analysis of industrial relations is an important method to reveal the internal mechanism of industrial structure change. Therefore, based on the concepts of sensitivity and influence coefficient, this paper proposed the concepts of driven and driving coefficient, and constructed the industrial complex networks of China from 1999 to 2013 according to the EORA input-output table. From the perspectives of the interaction power, industrial linkages and community structure, this paper systematically analyzes the evolution of China’s industrial structure. Results show that China’s industrial structure is undergoing a transformation from industry-oriented to industry-service-oriented. The interaction linkages between industries has formed a robust association structure. The traditional sectors such as infrastructure construction and industries are still the largest consumer group driving the development of other industries. Besides, light industry, infrastructure construction and finance have become increasingly important hub industries in the industrial system. However, some unbalanced community structures are formed in the economic system, which has resulted in a waste of resources and low production efficiency to a certain extent. Effectively grasping the relationship between China’s industrial structure evolution and its association is conducive to formulating economic restructuring policies, promoting the upgrading of China’s economic and, realizing the leap from quantitative change to qualitative change.