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The Chinese Economy in the 21st Century

Enterprise and Business Behaviour Edited by Barbara Krug, Professor of Economics of Governance, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Guest Professor, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Hans Hendrischke, University of Sydney, Australia
China’s long-term economic success is driven by new firms, new sectors and new business practices. This book explores the establishment of new private firms and listed companies, the development of knowledge industries, in particular the IT and banking sectors and the co-evolution of public governance and business institutions.
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Publication Date: 2007
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China’s long-term economic success is driven by new firms, new sectors and new business practices. This book explores the establishment of new private firms and listed companies, the development of knowledge industries, in particular the IT and banking sectors and the co-evolution of public governance and business institutions.

The contributors discuss the role of local institutions in coordinating business activities and unleashing entrepreneurship, arguing that the sudden growth of new firms and industries is facilitated by changes in business behaviour and institutions. Initial private exchange and investment in an environment of ill-functioning markets are shown to depend on local networks and local business culture which, in turn, rely on local tax regimes setting incentives for inherited bureaucracies to engage in economic transformation. Finally, the book establishes local institutions and local governance as crucial dimensions of China’s emerging business system.

Contributing to the theory of endogenous institutional change, The Chinese Economy in the 21st Century will be of great appeal to academics and students interested in management, comparative business systems, transition economics, evolutionary economics, Chinese studies and Asian studies.
‘Barbara Krug and Hans Hendrischke have knowledgeably compiled and deftly co-edited an exploration of recent and on-going developments in China as reflected by the establishment of private enterprise businesses and companies, developed knowledge based industries, and evolved a kind of partnership between the institutions of government and business. A seminal work, The Chinese Economy in the 21st Century is very strongly recommended for inclusion in professional, corporate, academic, and governmental International Economics reference collections in general, and contemporary Chinese studies economic supplemental reading lists in particular.’
– Library Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review

‘What emerges in this book is a complex, layered, intriguing and ultimately informative and insightful portrayal of a radically renovated business environment in contemporary China.’
– David Ip, Pacific Affairs

‘A creative and wide-ranging collection on enterprise and business
behavior in today’s China. Using sociological and historical as well as
economic analysis, the individual chapters provide insights into
different aspects of China’s transitional economy as it continues to
undergo dynamic change. Recommended for academics and practitioners
interested in the forms and dynamics of Chinese business behavior.’
– Frederick C. Teiwes, The University of Sydney, Australia
Contributors: D.S.G. Goodman, M.J. Greeven, H. Hendrischke, B. Krug, J. Kuilman, S. Opper, P. Reinmoeller, X. Zhang, Z. Zhu
Contents:

Preface

1. Going Public Without the Public: Between Political Governance and Corporate Governance
Sonja Opper

2. Institutional Change, Diversity and Competition: Foreign Banks in Shanghai, 1847–2004
Jeroen Kuilman

3. Foreign Firms in China: Success by Strategic Choices
Xueyuan Zhang and Patrick Reinmoeller

4. The New Great Leap: The Rise of China’s ICT Industry
Mark Joannes Greeven

5. Enterprise Ground Zero in China
Barbara Krug

6. China’s Emerging Tax Regime: Local Tax Farming and Central Tax Bureaucracy
Ze Zhu and Barbara Krug

7. Narratives of Change: Culture and Local Economic Development
David S.G. Goodman

8. Networks as Business Networks
Hans Hendrischke

9. Whom are we Dealing With? Shifting Organisational Forms in China’s Business Sector
Barbara Krug and Jeroen Kuilman

Index