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Business, Finance and Economics of China $280.00
Editors: Lian Guo and Fai Zong
Book Description:
Over the last three decades, China has had a phenomenal growth rate. Local businesses in the non-sector as well as joint ventures and businesses controlled by overseas investors are thriving. Furthermore, the growing influx of foreign investment in China, albeit temporarily slowed by the global economic crises, drives an increasing demand for international managers with the specific capabilities required to manage in this culturally and institutionally distant market. This book proposes a framework for developing expatriate managers' local competence in the Chinese market from a knowledge-based perspective. Also discussed are the determinants of bank loans to manufacturing firms in southern China. As state-owned commercial banks dominate the Chinese banking sector, it is postulated that the local and central government influence the loan activities of these banks. This book also examines the country image and product image of Chinese products from Japanese consumers' perspectives. Strategic implications are developed regarding how Chinese enterprises should improve their product image when entering world markets, especially developed country markets like Japan. Other chapters provide an overview of the business environment for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) in the People's Republic of China. Possible sources of competitive advantages that are unique to Chinese SMEs are analyzed, mainly from a resource-based viewpoint. In addition, political factors, labor costs, internal and external factors for Chinese SMEs are analyzed and summarized.

Table of Contents:
Preface

An Exploration of Factors Affecting Customers’ Choice of Bank: A Case Study of Retail Banking in Hong Kong
(Mui, Lai Ming, Wheale, Peter, Westminster University Business School, Westminster University, London, UK, and others)

Chinese Economy: Integration and Growing Global Significance
(Dilip K. Das, Toronto, Canada)

Contribution of ICT to the Chinese Economic Growth
(Almas Heshmati, Wanshan Yang, University of Kurdistan Hawler and Techno-Economics and Policy Program, College of Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea)

International Expansion of Chinese Multinationals: The New Challenge of Globalization
(Diego Quer, Enrique Claver, Laura Rienda, Department of Management, University of Alicante, Spain)

Developing the Local Competence of Expatriate Managers for the Dynamic Chinese Market: A Knowledge-based Approach
(Shenxue Li, Hugh Scullion, Department of Management, University of Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, United Kingdom, and others)

The Competitiveness of Chinese SMEs
(Jim Andersén, Swedish Business School at Örebro University, Sweden)

The Costs to Business of Providing Social Security in China
(Russell Smyth, Department of Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)

Accessibility to Bank Loans in China: Ownership and Bank Credit Management Practices
(Vincent Mok, Godfrey Yeung, Xiaoping Xu, Department of Business Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, and others)

Country Image and Product Image of Chinese Products: An Empirical Study of Japanese Young Consumers’ Perceptions
(Dongjin Li, Shenghui An, Cheng Lu Wang, School of Business, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, and others)

The Impact of the 1997 Handover on Sectoral Changes in Private-Sector Employment in Hong Kong
(Ira Horowitz, Information Systems and Operations Management, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida, and others)

Index

   Series:
      China in the 21st Century
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2010 1st Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-394-4
   Status: AV
  
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