China and International Business

John Child

in Oxford Handbook of International Business

Published in print August 2001 | ISBN: 9780199241828
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596834 | DOI:
China and International Business

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The first part of this chapter discusses China's growing role in international business and the inward and outward investment problems attending this. China's institutional context is then addressed, highlighting the deep involvement of government agencies with business life as being associated with many of the difficulties experienced by inward and outward investment. The implications of this government intervention are discussed next, first by examining the nature of complexity in China's business environment and the strategies available to foreign investing firms for coping with this, and second, by exploring the relevance of China's differentiated business system for modes of engagement between Chinese and international firms.

Keywords: China; constraints; foreign direct investment; government intervention; international business

Chapter.  14245 words. 

Subjects: International Economics

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