Economic transition in the People's Republic of China and foreign investment activities: the transfer of know-how to the Chinese economy through transnational corporations : the case of Shanghai
Transnational corporations play a central role in China's economic transition. They are a crucial source for China to obtain advanced foreign know-how in order to modernise its economy. The increasing presence of transnational corporations has brought Chinese firms and employees exposure to foreign business practices and culture and, more precisely, to different types of foreign know-how. This book shows the impact and preconditions of know-how transfer through transnational corporations. Peter Werner presents empirical data gained from a case study in China's largest and most dynamic city - Shanghai. Using an inter-disciplinary approach, the author introduces and examines three stages of the know-how transfer process. While much of the research on international business und transnational corporations has dealt with know-how transfer issues, very few studies have recognised and empirically linked these three stages to a comprehensive analytical framework and placed it into the context of a transition economy.
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analyse Beijing Chapter characterised Chinese leadership Chinese partners Chong compared contractual JVs criterion for know-how Dalian developing countries development zones economic development economic reform enterprises equity JVs European TNCs export FDI type Foreign Investment Commission foreign investors foreign know-how Geissbauer Guangdong Halfmann HKTM host country host economy host region Huangpu River impact important increase indigenisation indigenous employees indigenous firms industrial inflow intermediate know-how assimilation know-how differences know-how flow know-how gap know-how level know-how spreading know-how transfer process located Lujiazui managerial equipment managerial know-how managers million motives Municipal Statistics Bureau operations organisation production equipment Pudong New Area Puxi Questionnaire survey research objective sample firms sample TNCs Schuller sector Shanghai Foreign Investment Shanghai Municipal Statistics Shanghai's economy share Shaw and Meier Shenzhen socialist market economy SOEs Source structure studies Table thesis TNCs in Shanghai transfer through TNCs Transnational Corporations utilised FDI WFOEs