This book, first published in 1996, focuses on the possible (but problematic) emergence of a so-called ‘Greater China’ encompassing mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and the economic reforms, inward investment, spatial disparities, and changes to business culture that would ensue. The similarities, differences, underpinnings, results and prospects for the future of Greater China are analysed in close detail in the chapters collected here.
1. Greater China at the Crossroads? Convergence, Culture and Competitiveness Chris Rowley and Mark Lewis 2. The Political Economy of Greater China Tsang Shu-ki 3. Foreign Direct Investment in China: An Examination of the Literature Stefan Kaiser, David A. Kirby and Ying Fan 4. Inequality, Inflation and Their Impact on China’s Investment Environment in the 1990s and Beyond Zhao Xiaobin Simon and Tong S.P. Christopher 5. Hermes Revisited: A Replication of Hofstede’s Study in Hong Kong and the UK Sid Lowe 6. Culture’s Consequences for Management in Hong Kong Sid Lowe
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.