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Foreign Direct Investment in China

Determinants and Impact Yingqi Annie Wei, The University of Leeds, UK and Xiaming Liu, Professor in International Business, Department of Management, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
Based on the latest official data, this book adopts a panel data approach to the analysis of the national and regional determinants of inward FDI in China and its impact on regional economic growth, labour productivity and international trade. The Chinese evidence shows that FDI, international trade and economic-growth are interrelated.
Extent: 208 pp
Hardback Price: £79.00 Web: £71.10
Publication Date: 2001
ISBN: 978 1 84064 494 4
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  • Business and Management
  • International Business
China is now among the top hosts for foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in the world. This fact, combined with recent developments in internationalisation and economic growth in China, ensures a perfect opportunity to identify the determinants and impact of FDI in the largest transition economy in the world.

Based on the latest official data, this book adopts a panel data approach to the analysis of the national and regional determinants of inward FDI in China and its impact on regional economic growth, labour productivity and international trade. The Chinese evidence shows that FDI, international trade and economic-growth are interrelated.

This book will be welcomed by scholars of emerging economies, international business – especially those interested in FDI – and international trade as well as those specialising in the Chinese economy.
‘. . . this is a well-researched volume. . .’
– Qi Luo, The China Quarterly

‘The data used is rich, including national, regional and industry-level statistics.’
– Yue Ma, The China Journal

‘Wei and Liu provide a comprehensive analysis of the determinants and impact of FDI on the economy of China. The book is to be recommended to students of international business for its elegant use of sophisticated econometric techniques and economic theory in exploring the role of FDI in a major emerging economy that hosts a substantial volume of FDI.’
– V.N.Balasubramanyam, Lancaster University, UK
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Foreign Direct Investment in China: Development Trends and Impact 3. Country Characteristics and Foreign Direct Investment in China 4. The Regional Distribution of Foreign Direct Investment in China 5. Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment in the Chinese Electronics Industry 6. Endogenous Growth Theory and Regional Income Convergence in China 7. Foreign Direct Investment and Trade Interactions in China 8. Conclusions References Index