This book, first published in 1996, provides an in-depth examination of China’s changing business environment as it continues to develop its business infrastructure. Leading experts from Asia and Europe present their research into developments in China. Issues include political evolution, foreign trade expansion, foreign direct investment, the distribution system, economic reform, industrial relations and HR, economic growth and the market entry strategies of foreign manufacturers.
Part 1. The Political Evolution 1. The Changing Centre/Provinces Paradigm and the Policy-Making Process in Post-Mao China Shaun Breslin 2. China: From a Quasi-Free Market Economy to a More Democratic System? Maria Weber 3. Chinese Policy Towards the Asia-Pacific Region: Contemporary Perspectives Robert Taylor Part 2. The Economic Dynamics 4. China’s Foreign Trade Expansion: The Changing Face of Chinese Exporters and Importers Friedrich von Kirchbach and Johanna Aguado 5. Foreign Direct Investment from the People’s Republic of China Tseng Choosin 6. The Distribution System in China: Past, Present and Future Tseng Choosin, Paula Kwan and Fanny Cheung Part 3. Business and Social Transformation 7. Economic Reform, Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management in China in the Early 1990s Malcolm Warner 8. Total Quality Management and the Future of China Wan Waichai and Wong Yuklan 9. Growth, Stability and Reforms in China: Conflicting Goals Wolfgang Klenner 10. The Impact of Current Economic Development in China on the Market Entry Strategies of Foreign Consumer Goods Manufacturers Tseng Choosin, Paula Kwan and Fanny Cheung Part 4. Perspectives 11. Economic Reforms in China and India: Some Comparative Views Gilbert Etienne 12. China’s Role in World Trade and Its Re-Entry to the GATT: A European View Gian Paolo Casadio
This set examines a vast range of topics covering all experiences of business and economics from across Asia. Dealing with early banking systems in China; the industrialisation of Korea and Taiwan; the evolution of Japanese business practices; economic development; protectionist policies; industrial investment; trade; tourism; and a host of other topics, the books collected here form a vital reference resource across a wide subject area.