Research on the Readiness Index System and Measurement of Urban Digital Economy Development in the Yangtze River Economic Belt
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Yuefeng Sun, Jianlin Zhang, Xu Yao
In this paper, the connotation and evaluation system of digital economy development are deeply analyzed. The related concepts and evaluation models of readiness theory are further studied. Based on this, a readiness index system of urban digital economy development is constructed. The entropy method is used to measure the readiness of digital economic development in 11 provincial capitals of the Yangtze River Economic Belt in 2017 from four dimensions: information base, economic development, human capital and development environment. The results show that the readiness level of digital economy in major cities in the Yangtze River Economic Belt generally shows a decreasing trend from east to west, and the readiness level of digital economy development in the developed cities in the eastern coastal areas is significantly higher than that of the inland areas.
Digital economy; Readiness; Entropy method; Yangtze River Economic Belt; Index system