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Challenges for China's Development

An Enterprise Perspective, 1st Edition

Edited by David Brown, Alasdair MacBean


184 pages | 14 B/W Illus.

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The pace of reform for China’s enterprises of all kinds has quickened as they seek to cope with the challenges of self-determination in a rapidly evolving context of difficult social and welfare changes, and the realities of increasing global competition. This book explores these challenges from the perspective of the enterprise. It includes discussion of current and likely future overall trends, reports on new research findings on the true extent of governance and accounting reforms within enterprises, and considers the impact of increasing global competition on strategy, business relationships and management culture in a range of different kinds of enterprises.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction David H. Brown and Alasdair MacBean 2. Challenges for China and Europe Fan Gang and Lord Powell 3. Does the class of shareholdings affect performance in Chinese publicly listed companies? Guy S. Liu and Sandy Pei Sun 4. Corporatisation of China's SOEs and Corporate Governance Jean Jinghan Chen 5. Governance of Chinese State Owned Enterprises Cheng Wei-Qui and Philip Lawton 6. Insights into strategy development in China's TVEs David H. Brown, Yong Zhang and Hantang Qi 7. Value Creation in Chinese and European Business Relationships Kevin Yeoh and Ian Wilkinson 8. Guanxi, Relationship Marketing and Business Strategy Yunyan Li, Martin F. Parnell and Nick Hawkins 9. Cultural and institutional context for management control in mainland China and the UK Dermot Williamson 10. Chinese style of business as seen from a regional perspective Tony Fang

About the Editors

David H. Brown is Senior Lecturer and was previously Head of the Department of Systems and Information Management at Lancaster University. His research interests are in the field of systems and strategy. In recent years he has taken a special interest in the Far East and particularly in China, where he has worked since 1986.

Alasdair MacBean is a Professor Emeritus and Director of the Lancaster Centre for Management in China at Lancaster University, He has previously been head of the Economic Department, a College Principal and a Prov-Vice Chancellor. His research is mainly in international trade and economic development, the economy of China, and transitional economies, and he has authored or edited eight books.

About the Series

Routledge Contemporary China Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies