In China, recent years have witnessed a trend of higher education agglomeration (HEA) which affects job markets and industries through diffusion, sharing, and matching mechanisms. The mechanisms in this new trend can be explained by some previous models in industrial agglomeration, but meanwhile have characters that deserve to be paid attention. Happening between educational and industrial sectors, as the following analysis suggests, this kind of resource sharing effects brought by HEA is quite different from that existing among industries. The former promotes not only the resource economization, but also the innovation performance that generated from the close-quarters flow of knowledge among their creators and users.
Key words: Resource sharing, hi-education agglomeration, university town, innovation performance.
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