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Dynamic Nonlinear Relationship between Digital Transformation, Green Transformation in Manufacturing Industry and Labor Structure: Evidence from Panel VAR Analysis

by Haiyong Jiang a,* Yinghui Han a Yue Wang b  and  Zhenyu Chen c
School of Business, Guilin University of Technology, Guilin, China
Ping An Bank Co., Ltd., Jinan Branch, Jinan, China
Affairs Service Center of Ecological Environment of Liaoning Province, Shenyang, China
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
REA  2023, 17; 2(3), 17;
Received: 20 June 2023 / Accepted: 23 August 2023 / Published Online: 30 October 2023


The digital transformation of manufacturing industry can promote the development of green transformation and promote the differentiation of workers’ skill structure; On the other hand, it will also hinder the green development due to the huge energy consumption generated by the application of digital technology and facilities. In addition, the green transformation of manufacturing industry will also have differentiated impacts on the employment of labour with different skills due to the innovation of green technology. The existing research has not discussed too much about the interaction among the digital transformation and green transformation in manufacturing industry and labour structure. So, this paper uses the PVAR model to examine the dynamic relationship between digital and green transformation within the industrial sector from the perspective of labour structure, specifically analyzing the impact difference across regions. The results suggest that there is a reciprocal connection between the digitization of manufacturing sector and the labour structure, particularly in the eastern region of China, but the overall interaction between the two remains weak. The interactive between the green transformation of manufacturing industry and the labour structure in the central and western areas has been delayed over periods 1-6. Digital and green manufacturing transformation reinforce each other in central and western regions. However, the digital revolution in the manufacturing industry is hindered by the green transformation in eastern region.

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Guilin University of Technology Research Initial Fund "Research on the Long-term Mechanism of Ecological Industrialization in Guangxi Ethnic Poor Areas" (GUTQDJJ2018120)

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Jiang, H.; Han, Y.; Wang, Y.; Chen, Z. Dynamic Nonlinear Relationship between Digital Transformation, Green Transformation in Manufacturing Industry and Labor Structure: Evidence from Panel VAR Analysis. Review of Economic Assessment, 2023, 2, 17.
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Jiang H, Han Y, Wang Y, Chen Z. Dynamic Nonlinear Relationship between Digital Transformation, Green Transformation in Manufacturing Industry and Labor Structure: Evidence from Panel VAR Analysis. Review of Economic Assessment; 2023, 2(3):17.
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Jiang, Haiyong; Han, Yinghui; Wang, Yue; Chen, Zhenyu 2023. "Dynamic Nonlinear Relationship between Digital Transformation, Green Transformation in Manufacturing Industry and Labor Structure: Evidence from Panel VAR Analysis" Review of Economic Assessment 2, no.3:17.
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