Urban Competitiveness Measure Analysis of Jinan and Qingdao Cities
The comparative analysis of Jinan and Qingdao which are located in Shandong peninsula is made with the purpose of improving urban competitiveness of these two most influential cities and reinforcing Shandong province’s macroeconomic strength accordingly. The analytic hierarchy process (AHP) methodology is applied to structure an urban competitiveness model. Furthermore, a dynamic evaluation of both cities is conducted based on evaluation methodology involving factorial analysis and AHP, which is followed by strategic proposals beneficial to both of them and is thus conducive to the region’s economic harmonious development.
Helen Zhang, Gang Shen and David Jin
G. Y. Zhang et al., "Urban Competitiveness Measure Analysis of Jinan and Qingdao Cities", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 219-220, pp. 1537-1540, 2011