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Author Thun, Eric, 1968-
Title Changing lanes in China : foreign direct investment, local government, and auto sector development / Eric Thun.
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Author Thun, Eric, 1968-
Subject Automobile industry and trade -- Government policy -- China.
Investments, Foreign -- Government policy -- China.
Industrial policy -- China.
Regional planning -- China.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 326 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-312) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Local governments, FDI, and industrial development -- The view from the center -- Development in a protected market -- Coordinating development in the auto sector -- Shanghai: a local developmental state -- Beijing and Guangzhou: laissez-faire local states -- Changchun and Wuhan: firm-dominated localities -- Deepening global integration -- Global integration and the challenge of upgrading -- Growth, change, and the challenge of governance -- Conclusion -- Local institutions in a global economy.
Note Print version record.
Summary 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, China. The intent is to provide a better understanding of how local political and economic institutions shape the ability of Chinese state-owned firms to utilize foreign direct investment (FDI) to remake themselves in the transition from inefficient and technologically backward firms into powerful national champions. In a global economy, the author argues, local governments are increasingly the agents of industrial transformation at the level of the firm. Local institutions are durable over time, and they have important economic consequences. Through an analysis of five Chinese regions, the treatment 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.
ISBN 0511137192 (electronic bk.)
9780511137198 (electronic bk.)
0521843820 (hbk.)
9780521843829 (hbk.)
OCLC # 64130750
Additional Format Print version: Thun, Eric, 1968- Changing lanes in China. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006 0521843820 (DLC) 2005030030 (OCoLC)62134656

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