This book analyses the industrial reform measures taken by the Chinese government during the decade 1985-95 and identifies the economic and political tensions and contradictions that state enterprise reform has presented to a leadership intent on maintaining its authoritative political position.
Using government sources and interviews with economists and workers at one of China's largest state-owned enterprises (The Second Automobile/Dongfeng corporation ), Hannan concludes that the relationship between state policy and enterprise is a complex two-way process characterised by tensions resulting from conflicting priorities.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter 1 The national Interest Versus Particular Interests; Chapter 2 Managers’ Interests Versus Workers’ Interests; Chapter 3 Banking, Price and Taxation Reform; Chapter 4 Ownership Reform; Conclusion;
Kate Hannan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics, Macquarie University, Sydney.