Print page

The Determinants of Chinese Outward Direct Investment

Hinrich Voss, University of Leeds, UK
The rapid international expansion of Chinese enterprises since the 1990s has attracted considerable attention in scholarly and policy circles. This book sheds fresh light on the phenomenon by explaining its determinants using the analytical lens of international business theory.
Extent: 224 pp
Hardback Price: $120.00 Web: $108.00
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 1 84844 896 4
Availability: In Stock
$0.00

Buy the E-Book @ paperback price

Join our mailing list

  • Asian Studies
  • Asian Business
  • Asian Economics
  • Business and Management
  • Asia Business
  • International Business
  • Economics and Finance
  • Asian Economics
The rapid international expansion of Chinese enterprises since the 1990s has attracted considerable attention in scholarly and policy circles. This book sheds fresh light on the phenomenon by explaining its determinants using the analytical lens of international business theory.

The author focuses in particular on how Chinese firms interact with the institutional environment both at home and abroad. Drawing upon evidence and analysis from official statistics, Hinrich Voss concludes that the institutional change and market imperfections in China, combined with host country effects and the mediating role of trans-border social and business networks, are key facilitators of the rise of Chinese multinationals.

This book provides the most up-to-date analysis of the determinants of Chinese outward foreign direct investments, and will appeal to academics with an interest in international business and management, as well as those researching China specifically and Asian business more broadly. Postgraduate students in international business, Asian business studies and international relations will find this book invaluable, as will practitioners dealing with Chinese multinational enterprises.
‘This book provides an excellent introduction to the internationalization of Chinese firms. It is guided by conventional international business theory, but not a prisoner of it. It considers hard economic variables as well as soft institutional variables. The result is a book with original and interesting findings that illustrates at once the unique aspects of Chinese multinationals and the commonalities they share with multinationals from other countries. Scholars interested in the internationalization of emerging-market firms will find this book a rich read.’
– Ravi Ramamurti, Northeastern University, US
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Internationalisation through Foreign Direct Investment – Stylised Facts and Theoretical Explanations 3. Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investments – Patterns and Explanations 4. Quantitative Analysis and Secondary Data Sources 5. Cross-sectional Data Analysis of the Determinants of Chinese Outward Direct Investment 6. Conclusion Appendix References Index