The analysis of foreign direct investment growth in china: the implications of politics, economy and culture
Posted on 16. Aug, 2010 by James Miller
|Title||The analysis of foreign direct investment growth in china: the implications of politics, economy and culture|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|ISBN Number||9780549893066, 0549893067|
|Keywords||Business administration, Economics, History|
Foreign direct investment (FDI) is essential in international business and FDI in China has experienced rapid growth in the past three decades. The objective of this thesis is to analyze the political, economic, and cultural influences on FDI development at four stages of China's economy growth: the Isolation (1949-1978), Initial (1979-1989), Booming (1990-2001), and Maturing Stage (2002-present) stages. Political (key leadership, governing ideology, and legislation), economic (policy, general growth, FDI performance and consumer behaviors), and cultural issues (social ideology, corruption and bureaucracy, intellectual property rights and the impact of the Internet) were examined and their effects on FDI performance at various stages were analyzed. I proposed that FDI in China will continue to increase at a slower rate in general. However, FDI in the form of wholly foreign-owned enterprises, in the service sectors, and in the Western region will develop faster. Investment from large MNEs will increase, resulting in more technology- and capital-intensive large FDI projects.