Synergetic Development of Port Logistics and Regional Economy in Jiangxi Province
Based on the entropy weight method and a synergy model of the composite system, the researcher investigated the synergetic development of port logistics and regional economy in Jiangxi Province, China. The results show that the evolution trend of order degree of port logistics and regional economy is rather consistent in falling first and then rising. From 2005 to 2010, the order degree of regional economy in Jiangxi Province was almost all higher than that of port logistics. Then both order degrees began to rebound after 2010, and the development degree of port logistics was higher than that of regional economy from 2012 to 2017. In the adjacent base period, the weak synergy degree of the composite system occurred in three years during 2006-2017, and was in a non-synergy state in the rest of the years, indicating that the connection and impact between port logistics and regional economy were relatively low and the synergy status greatly fluctuated. In the fixed base period, the synergy degree of the composite system of port logistics and regional economy carried a non-synergy status, and lacked a good synergetic development mechanism. On the basis of these findings, the author has some suggestions to strengthen infrastructure construction, promote the coordinated development of port groups, and accelerate upgrading of the industrial structure.
Keywords: Entropy weight method, synergy model of composite system, port logistics, regional economy, order degree, development degree