Changing Lanes in China: Foreign Direct Investment, Local Governments, and Auto Sector Development

Changing Lanes in China: Foreign Direct Investment, Local Governments, and Auto Sector Development

by Eric Thun
     
 

This book addresses two of the most important trends in political economy during the last two decades - globalization and decentralization - in the context of the world's most rapidly growing economic power. The intent of the book is to provide a better understanding of how local political and economic institutions affect the ability of Chinese state-owned firms to… See more details below

Overview

This book addresses two of the most important trends in political economy during the last two decades - globalization and decentralization - in the context of the world's most rapidly growing economic power. The intent of the book is to provide a better understanding of how local political and economic institutions affect the ability of Chinese state-owned firms to effectively utilize foreign direct investment, and how these institutions shape the prospects for development. Through an analysis of five Chinese regions, the book seeks to specify the opportunities and constraints that alternative institutional structures create, how they change over time, and ultimately, how they prepare Chinese firms for the challenge of global competition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521724098
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Local governments, FDI, and industrial development3
2The view from the center48
3Coordinating development in the auto sector83
4Shanghai : a local developmental state100
5Beijing and Guangzhou : laissez-faire local states136
6Changchun and Wuhan : firm-dominated localities172
7Global integration and the challenge of upgrading207
8Growth, change, and the challenge of governance248
9Local institutions in a global economy273

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >