Analyzing Xinjiang's Sports Exports: A Comparative Advantage Perspective from the Sports Sector
Keywords:sports, value chain; revealed comparative advantage; value-added trade; non-competitive input-output model
This study explores the comparative advantage of Xinjiang's sports exports from the perspective of the sports sector. Xinjiang, a region in western China, has been gaining recognition for its growing sports industry, encompassing various disciplines such as basketball, soccer, and traditional sports like Uyghur wrestling. Leveraging the framework of comparative advantage, this research delves into the unique strengths and opportunities that Xinjiang possesses in the global sports market. This study uncovers the region's competitive edge in sports exports through a comprehensive analysis of Xinjiang's sports industry, including its infrastructure, talent development, and cultural heritage. By examining the factors contributing to this comparative advantage, such as the region's strategic location along the Silk Road Economic Belt and its rich cultural diversity, this research sheds light on how Xinjiang can further capitalize on its sports sector to bolster economic development and international engagement. The findings of this study not only provide insights into Xinjiang's potential as a sports export hub but also offer valuable lessons for policymakers, business leaders, and sports enthusiasts interested in harnessing the economic and cultural potential of this dynamic region.