The Strategies of China’s Firms

The Strategies of China’s Firms

Resolving Dilemmas

1st Edition - July 20, 2015

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  • Editors: Hailan Yang, Stephen Morgan, Ying Wang
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081002766
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081002742

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This book aims to analyze how China’s firms in the consumer electronics (CE) sector have developed their business strategy and corporate governance during the reform process. This book examines the CE sector in particular because it is one of the country’s most important and dynamic manufacturing sectors and one of the earliest market-oriented sectors.

Key Features

  • focuses on firms with different ownership
  • provides cases that offer insights into the interactions among key factors of environmental changes, exploitative and explorative strategies, and performance in a transition environment
  • explains why the strategies of some firms do not fit with their environments, which leads to their poorer competitive position.
  • compares the corporate governance of the China’s firms with different ownership
  • explores the different ways of development of China’s firms in the consumer electronics sector from the perspectives of business strategy and corporate governance
  • includes some wider policy-related implications related to the reform of China’s firms


The book is a must-read not only for scholars but also the practitioners. This is a huge segment of the book-buying market. One of the strongest target groups likely to buy this book is scholars with an interest in strategic management and corporate governance in China/emerging economies, Chinese business and management, industrial and competitive policies in China and development strategies in emerging economies. Practitioners, including consultants, managers of multinationals, Chinese managers, government policy makers, members of international organizations, with an interest in Chinese business and management are also likely to buy it, seeking it a useful tool to learn more about Chinese business.

Table of Contents

    • List of contributors
    • Preface
    • About the editors
    • Contributing authors
    • 1: Development of China’s state-controlled firms: The case of the consumer electronics sector
      • Abstract
      • 1.1 Introduction
      • 1.2 The institutional situation in the Chinese CEs sector
      • 1.3 Different ways of development of firms
      • 1.4 Exploitation and exploration learning strategy in transition economies
      • 1.5 The efficiency of the state ownership
      • 1.6 Research design: Case study, performance measurement, and data analysis
      • 1.7 Findings: Business strategies, ownership structure, and performance of the case firms
      • 1.8 Discussion: State ownership and competitiveness
      • 1.9 Conclusion: Theoretical implications and avenues for future research
    • 2: The relationship between the share structure of business groups and the performance of the listed affiliated firms
      • Abstract
      • 2.1 Introduction
      • 2.2 Hypothesis development
      • 2.3 Study design
      • 2.4 Data analysis and result
      • 2.5 Conclusion
    • 3: Labor litigation in China
      • Abstract
      • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.2 Labor litigation
      • 3.3 The development of labor litigation in China
      • 3.4 Court
      • 3.5 Legal services
      • 3.6 The labor legislation procedure
      • 3.7 The role of litigation in dealing with labor disputes
      • 3.8 Conclusions
    • 4: Location patterns of Chinese transnational corporations: A comparative study of Chinese and foreign transnational corporations
      • Abstract
      • 4.1 Introduction
      • 4.2 General location strategies of TNCs
      • 4.3 Special location strategies of CTNCs
      • 4.4 Coda: Key differences between foreign and Chinese TNCs’ location patterns and the gaps in current research
    • 5: Research on the relationship among large shareholders and its economic consequences of listed companies in China
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgments
      • 5.1 Introduction
      • 5.2 The classification of the large shareholders’ relationship
      • 5.3 Literature review and theoretical foundation
      • 5.4 Research design
      • 5.5 Discussion and conclusion
    • 6: Efficiency evaluation of listed real estate companies in China
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgements
      • 6.1 Introduction
      • 6.2 Development of Chinese listed real estate companies
      • 6.3 Methodology
      • 6.4 Discussion
      • 6.5 Conclusion
      • Appendix Scale efficiency of 33 listed real estate companies (2004–2011)
    • 7: An appraisal of Xi’an real estate developers core competence
      • Abstract
      • Acknowledgments
      • 7.1 Introduction
      • 7.2 Literature review
      • 7.3 Methodology
      • 7.4 Evaluation model based on support vector machine
      • 7.5 Case analysis and discussion
      • 7.6 Conclusions
    • 8: Empirical study of eWOM’s influence on consumers’ purchase decisions
      • Abstract
      • 8.1 Introduction
      • 8.2 Relevant theoretical foundations
      • 8.3 Modeling and hypothesis
      • 8.4 Questionnaire and empirical analysis
      • 8.5 Conclusion and outlook
    • 9: Research on online shopping problems behind the “Double Eleven” shopping festival
      • Abstract
      • 9.1 Introduction
      • 9.2 Literature review
      • 9.3 Research methods and research program
      • 9.4 Survey results
      • 9.5 “Double Eleven” main problems and solutions
      • 9.6 Conclusion
    • 10: The way to globalized transformation of the photovoltaic industry: inspiration from the Suntech bankruptcy reorganization
      • Abstract
      • 10.1 Introduction
      • 10.2 Successful experiences of the early Suntech
      • 10.3 Causes and lessons from the failure of Suntech
      • 10.4 Suggestions for the PV industry and domestic enterprise development environment
      • 10.5 Conclusions: The future of Chinese PV industry
    • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 190
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2015
  • Published: July 20, 2015
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081002766
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081002742

About the Editors

Hailan Yang

Hailan Yang teaches at the Business School, Shandong Jianzhu University in China. She gained her PhD Degree in International Business from the Management and Marketing Department of Melbourne University. She also has a BA in International Economics from Shandong Finance University and a MA in Political Economics from Shandong University of China. Her research focuses on the impact of cultural, social and economic changes on China’s companies. Over past 10 years she has been involved in many projects including research on diversification of China’s companies and the reform of Chinese state-owned enterprises. Based on her research experience in China, UK and Australia, she has not only gained a deep insight into Chinese companies, but also into the differences and similarities between enterprises in China and Western companies. She acted as a trainer in the Global Business Strategy Company in Melbourne from 2005 to 2007. She developed a new workshop entitled ‘The State of Corporate Governance in China’. As a trainer with Global Business Strategies, she provided regional briefings and business orientation and negotiating workshops on China for clients doing business in China. She specialized in providing the company executives in Australia with a deeper insight into Chinese companies and their internal mechanisms.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Business School, Shandong Jianzhu University, P.R China

Stephen Morgan

Stephen L. Morgan is the Dean of the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, and Professor of Chinese Economic History in the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies (SCCS) at the University of Nottingham, UK. He joined the SCCS at Nottingham in September 2007 after 13 years at the University of Melbourne where he was as lecture and laster senior lecturer in Asian economic history. He has more than 30 years of experience studying and writing about China. In an earlier life, he was a journalist with, among others, the Standard Newspapers in Melbourne, a China-based contributor to the South China Morning Post, the chief correspondent of the Hong Kong Standard, as well as the assistant political and business editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review. His primary research lies in the fields of economic and business history from the 18th to the 20th centuries of China, while mostly teaching graduate and undergraduate programmes in international business and strategic management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Director and Director of PhD studies, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies and Internal fellow of the Leverhulme Center for Research on Globalization and Economic Policy, Nottingham University, UK

Ying Wang

Ying Wang engages in teaching and research in the area of real estate and economics at School of Management of Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology in China. She completed her PhD degree of Economics at Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2008 and acquired her bachelor degree of Real Estate Management in 1997 and master degree of Management in 2000 at Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology. She worked at City University of Hong Kong in and King’s College London as a visiting academic in 2014. Her research is situated at the urban development issues and the theory and methodology of real estate investment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, School of Management, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, P.R China

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