1st Edition

Business in Contemporary China

Edited By Roger Philips, Eugene Kim Copyright 2016
    366 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    366 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Business in Contemporary China offers a compilation of the best and most relevant articles on Chinese business for use in the classroom or the boardroom. Covering political, economic, and environmental factors, as well as the impact of technological advancements on Asian business, the book provides a well-rounded picture of Chinese enterprise.

    Philips and Kim select only the most recent relevant articles, arranged topically with an introduction to each chapter to contextualize and position the content. To further enhance its teaching value, each chapter also includes:

    • A "perspectives" opener offering the opinion of a top academic on the topic at hand;
    • Practical application exercises and review questions to test the reader's knowledge and understanding;
    • Discussion questions to stimulate further analysis;
    • Suggested topics for classroom debate; and
    • Bibliographic suggestions for future research.

    Covering both private and public sector topics, this will be a valuable resource for any student of international business, cross-cultural management, or strategy, especially for those interested in business in Asia or China.

    1. Demographics and Economic Trends  2. Currency and Trade  3. Government and Business  4. State-Owned Enterprises  5. The Private Sector  6. Banking and Finance  7. Urbanization  8. Rise of the Internet and the Great Firewall  9. Agriculture and Land Rights  10. Housing and Real Estate  11. Intellectual Property  12. Innovation and Entrepreneurship


    Roger A. Philips teaches international business at Concordia University in Irvine, USA.

    Eugene P. Kim is Professor of International Studies and Director of the Master of International Studies at Concordia University in Irvine, USA.

    Perhaps the most momentous event of our time is Asia’s rise in the world economy. China in particular has become an important engine of economic growth with hundreds of millions there escaping poverty. Roger Philips & Eugene Kim’s Business in Contemporary China thoroughly considers China’s current role in the world’s economy and examines the effect of socio-economic and technological change that will impact China’s developmental trajectory in the future.

    David Ahlstrom, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

    The authors provide an authoritative and up to date review of the political, economic, social and technological environments of business in China. This might be the best available book for teaching about Chinese business environments on the market today. Topics such as the new normal, the shadow economy, One Belt One Road, the rise of internet companies, land rights and rule of law, among others, are given in depth analytical treatment. I highly recommend this book to China business researchers and students.

    Ilan Alon, University of Agder, Norway