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Academic Journal of Business & Management, 2024, 6(3); doi: 10.25236/AJBM.2024.060304.

Research on the Impact of Digitization on the Economic Resilience of Cities


Zhang Jili1, Xiao Seshiqing2

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Zhang Jili

1School of Economics and Management, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China

2School of Economics and Management, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China


Based on the panel data of 285 prefecture-level and above cities in China from 2008 to 2021, this paper constructed a comprehensive evaluation index system of digitization and urban economic resilience, adopted the entropy weight TOPSIS for the processing, and used the panel fixed-effects model and mediated-effects model to explore the impact of the level of digitization development on the economic resilience of the city, and the results show that:(1) The benchmark test found that digitization has a significant positive impact on the improvement of urban economic resilience. (2) Heterogeneity analysis found that the development of digitization would show heterogeneity due to different geographic locations, city sizes, and city levels, and relatively speaking, the promotion effect of digitization development on urban economic resilience is larger in northeastern regions, small and medium-sized cities, and sub-provincial cities. (3) The mediation effect test finds that digitalization can enhance urban economic resilience through two paths: promoting innovation and entrepreneurship and improving social security. In summary, to better exert the positive effect of digitization on urban economic resilience, the relevant departments should actively promote the digital transformation of industries, and promote the integration and development of digitization with the real economy and the social security system to enhance urban economic resilience.


Digitalization, Urban Economic Resilience, Mediating Effects

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Zhang Jili, Xiao Seshiqing. Research on the Impact of Digitization on the Economic Resilience of Cities. Academic Journal of Business & Management (2024) Vol. 6, Issue 3: 32-46. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJBM.2024.060304.


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