Chinese Private Manufacturing Firms: The Challenges of Global Competition

1st Edition

Xiao Chen

Published March 23, 2018
Reference - 176 Pages
ISBN 9780815353911 - CAT# K346152
Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

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Since the beginning of China’s economic reform in 1978, private manufacturing firms have played an indispensable role in, and have made a remarkable contribution to, the country’s economic development. This book, based on extensive original research, explores the current development challenges for Chinese private manufacturing firms as China’s integration with the global economy deepens. At the heart of the book are rich, nuanced empirical case studies of private manufacturing firms in the footwear and electrical equipment industries based in the city of Wenzhou, which was where private enterprise in China was pioneered in the 1980s. Particular subjects considered include the competition situation, the interaction of foreign and indigenous firms in both domestic and international markets, and the facilitating role of industrial development areas.

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