1st Edition

The Economic Rise of China Multidisciplinary Perspectives

    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book seeks to reinvigorate debates on the growing forces influencing China’s social and economic evolution. It draws attention to several neglected areas in the discussion of China’s rapid economic expansion, such as unbalanced growth, mass internal migration, international labour flows, and disparities in access to education, public health, and housing.

    China’s rapid economic development has attracted the interest of many scholars following its emergence as the world’s second largest economy and stimulated research into the underlying factors that have made this development unique. In advancing research, the chapters included in this edited book help with refining our understanding of the forces that have been driving China’s social- economic, political, institutional and technological developments, addressing the related issues, thus, advancing the social economic literature within the China context. This book serves the interests of scholars who seek to understand more fully the development of China as well as of other emerging economies.

    One of the chapters in this volume was originally published in the Review of Evolutionary Political Economy. Other chapters were originally published in the Forum for Social Economics.

    Introduction: The Economic Rise of China

    Zhihua Wang, Eleftherios Giovanis and Nikolaos Karagiannis

    Part I: Economic Development Management Aspects

    1. Growth and Development of China: A Developmental State ‘With Chinese Characteristics’

    Nikolaos Karagiannis, Moula Cherikh and Wolfram Elsner

    2. Functional Income Distribution, Demand-Driven Growth, and the Middle-Income Trap: The Case of China

    Yan Liang

    3. Socialization of Investment and Institutional Changes in China: A Heterodoxy Approach

    Elias Jabbour and L. F. de Paula

    4. Afro-Chinese Labour Migration

    Franklin Obeng-Odoom

    Part II: Political Factors and Institutional Dynamics

    5. The Economic Growth of China: Enabling Politico-institutional and Sociocultural Factors

    Philip Arestis, Nikolaos Karagiannis and Sangkwon Lee

    6. Shrinking Trust in Growing China: A Trade-Off Between Fast Growth, Change and Institutionalized Cooperation?

    Shuanping Dai and Wolfram Elsner

    7. Exploring the Foreign Exposure of Chinese Science Parks in a Triple Helix Model

    Lorenzo Compagnucci, Dominique Lepore and Francesca Spigarelli

    Part III: Cultural Attributes and Social Policies

    8. Lock-in and Path Renewal of China Commodity City: The Role of Policies

    Jan Fransen

    9. Cultural Distance and Cross-Border Replication of China Multinational Corporations

    Zhihua Wang, Bo Zhou and Horsburgh Stuart

    10. Selling Hollywood to China

    James McMahon


    Zhihua Wang is Senior Lecturer and Global MBA Program Leader at Glasgow Caledonian University, London; Editor- in- Chief of the International Journal of Applied Management Theory and Research, IGI Global; and a member of the Editorial Board of Forum for Social Economics, Taylor Francis. She has published over 43 research papers on peer- reviewed international journals and proceedings. Her research interests include knowledge transfer, game theory, real options, culture and identity theory.

    Eleftherios Giovanis is Associate Professor of Economics at the Izmir Bakircay University. He completed his PhD in environmental economics at the Royal Holloway University of London. He has participated in several research projects, and has worked in universities in Italy, UK, and Turkey. His research interests include environmental, health, labour and welfare economics.

    Nikolaos Karagiannis is Professor of Economics at Winston- Salem State University, North Carolina; a Research Scholar at the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity; an invited visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, England; and the co- editor of American Review of Political Economy. He has published extensively in the areas of economic development, public sector economics, and macroeconomic policy analysis. He is the author, co- author and co- editor of 22 books and has published over 160 papers as refereed journal articles, book chapters and op-eds.