Strategic Challenges and Strategic Responses - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843342229, 9781780632285

Strategic Challenges and Strategic Responses

1st Edition

The Transformation of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises

Authors: Jifu Wang
Hardcover ISBN: 9781843342229
eBook ISBN: 9781780632285
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 31st January 2007
Page Count: 232
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Theoretical background to strategy and research methodology: Introduction; Theoretical background and the response model; Research design and methodology. Part 2 Case studies: The China Huajing Electronics Group Corporation; The Beijing No. 1 Machine Tool Plant; The Chongqing CHN & CHN Ceramics Co. Ltd; The Sichuan Chemical Works (Group) Ltd; The Jingwei Textile Machinery Co. Ltd; The Harbin Electric Machinery Company Ltd. Part 3 Discussion and conclusions: Analyses and discussions; Conclusions and implications.


This book focuses on the strategic challenges, strategic responses, and strategies for China's state-owned enterprises (SOE), which face significant challenges from a nationwide economic transformation towards a market economy, from rapid globalization and from increasing industrial competition. The book is based on research which has identified the dominant challenges and forces for change in China, the nature of SOE responses to those forces, and SOE performance in making the necessary transformations to compete in a global business environment.

Key Features

  • Includes a detailed discussion of a methodology for study in an emerging economy
  • Key holistic model included (developed on the concept of business strategy), which has proved to be an effective analytical tool in studying the patterns of strategic behaviours of SOEs in the research of emerging economies
  • Critical case analyses on six major Chinese SOE players in different industries


Students and academics in Asian studies


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About the Authors

Jifu Wang Author

Dr Jifu Wang is Chair of the Department of Management and Marketing and teaches strategic management at the University of Houston, Victoria, USA. Dr. Wang served as an executive in top management for several firms in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, China, and has rich management experiences in international business. His research interests include international strategy and organizational change. He has published 19 refereed journal articles and four book chapters in the last five years on international strategy.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Houston, USA