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European Union Direct Investment in China

Characteristics, Challenges and Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Maria Do Céu Esteves, Haiyan Zhang, Daniël Van den Bulcke


224 pages

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China's immersion in the world economy and trading system is a continued source of great interest throughout the globe.

The book is divided into three parts, the first being an overview of the Chinese investment environment and the development of foreign direct investment (FDI) over the last twenty years. The second part then goes on to focus specifically on the characteristics of European companies involved in FDI into China. The third part looks at different management aspects of EU invested enterprises within China, using newly acquired data.

This comprehensive overview of European direct investment in China will be of great interest to both students and academics in the fields of Chinese Economics and Business, Organisational Theory and the Theory of the Firm. The concluding business and policy implications of the book will also make it very useful to professionals and policy-makers.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part 1: Patterns of European Direct Investment in China

2. Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment and the Changing Chinese Environment

3. Overview of Inward Foreign Direct Investment in China

4. Salient and Evolving Features of EU Direct Investment in China

Part 2: Characteristics of EU MNEs with FDI Activities in China

5. Operational and Strategic Characteristics of EU Parent Companies with Investment Operations in China

Part 3: Characteristics of EU Subsidiaries in China

6. Characteristics of EU Subsidiaries in the Chinese Manufacturing Sector

7. Managerial Issues of EU Manufacturing Subsidiaries in China

8. Sourcing Strategies of EU Multinationals Subsidiaries in China

9. Concluding Comments

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Routledge Studies in Global Competition

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General