One of the most important features of China's ecomic emergence has been the role of foreign investment and foreign companies. The importance goes well beyond the USD 1.6 trillion in foreign direct investment that China has received since it started opening its ecomy. Using the tools of ecomic impact analysis, the author estimates that around one-third of China's GDP in recent years has been generated by the investments, operations, and supply chains of foreign invested companies. In addition, foreign companies have developed industries, created suppliers and distributors, introduced modern techlogies, improved business practices, modernized management training, improved sustainability performance, and helped shape China's legal and regulatory systems. These impacts have helped China become the world's second largest ecomy, its leading exporter, and one of its leading destinations for inward investment. The book provides a powerful analysis of China's policies toward foreign investment that can inform policy makers around the world, while giving foreign companies tools to demonstrate their contributions to host countries and showing the tremendous power of foreign investment to help transform ecomies.
Michael J. Enright, a leading expert on competitiveness, regional economic development, and international business strategy, became the Sun Hung Kai Professor of Business at the University of Hong Kong in 1996 after six years as a professor at the Harvard Business School. He is also a director of Enright, Scott & Associates consultancy and a founder of The Competitiveness Institute. Professor Enright has consulted for companies, governments, and multilateral organizations in more than 30 countries on six continents on international business strategy, competitiveness, regional clustering, technology policy, and economic development; has appeared in 40 countries as a featured speaker; and has authored numerous books and monographs on international competitiveness and China's development.
Michael J. Enright
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Economics: Textbooks & Study Guides
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