A Different Transition Path: Ownership, Performance, and Influence of Chinese Rural Industrial Enterprises, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

A Different Transition Path

Ownership, Performance, and Influence of Chinese Rural Industrial Enterprises, 1st Edition

By Chenggang Xu


182 pages

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Originally published in 1995 this volume examines and analyzes the factors that have made the township-village enterprise (TVE) such a driver of growth in the Chinese economy in recent years. The book analyzes the background of the TVE and discusses regional differences in TVE efficiency as well as examining the apparent contradiction of the success of the TVE despite the lack of well-defined property rights. Issues of rural-rural and rural-urban migration phenomena are discussed and the differences discussed between the Chinese economy and those of other developing nations.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Productivity and Behavior of Chinese Rural Industrial Enterprises 3. Chinese Township-Village Enterprises as Vaguely Defined Cooperatives (with Martin L. Weitzman) 4. Risk-Aversion, Rural-Urban Wage Differentiation and Migration

About the Author

Multivolume collection by leading authors in the field

About the Series

Studies on Industrial Productivity: Selected Works

Originally published between 1994 and 2000 the volumes in this set discuss:

  • the successful implementation of radical, technological innovations within business organizations.
  • issues of Chinese rural-rural and rural-urban migration
  • a number of subjects of significance for labor and economic policy, especially the role of U. S. tax policy in the relocation of jobs from the contintental USA to Puerto Rico.
  • the impact an immigrant community in the USA has on the type and quantity of foreign goods available.
  • the relation between technology and the exercise of sea power.
  • problems related to investment planning, capacity additions, and choice of technology in dynamic manufacturing systems.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory