China’s Belt and Road Initiative in a Global Context

Volume II: The China Pakistan Economic Corridor and its Implications for Business

  • Jawad Syed
  • Yung-Hsiang Ying

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Asian Business Series book series (PAMABS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Syed M. Hasan, Hamza Ali, Fatima Azmat, Suniya Raza
    Pages 41-73
  3. Muhammad Khalique, T. Ramayah, Khushbakht Hina, Abdullah Farooq
    Pages 117-130
  4. Jawad Syed, Syed Khawaja Anser Mahmood, Ahmed Zulfiqar, Majid Sharif, Usama Imran Sethi, Uzair Ikram et al.
    Pages 271-287
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 359-365

About this book


“As BRI is quickly emerging as one of the most important global development strategies of the 21st century, it has become imperative for all stakeholders in both mature and emerging markets to understand the opportunities it offers. This edited volume provides a timely collection of studies which reflects the complexity of the emergence of the BRI, and will be of interest to many, given the general need to further understand what is increasingly perceived as a game-changer in development discourse.” 

Eddy S. Fang, Associate Professor and Head of Economics Division, Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University, China

 “Syed and Ying should be congratulated for such a timely, informative and important book.    They have brought key issues surrounding the BRI to the forefront of our thinking, making this book a pertinent read for those analysing China’s current economic climate. This is an excellent book indeed.”

Dennis K.J. Lin, University Distinguished Professor, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

“This book is a very welcome introduction to a platform of largely blank spaces. It highlights the issues of transparency and accountability, of ethics and governance norms and of misgivings and resolve. It also highlights the fact that CPEC is a product of a Chinese growth strategy.”

Kaiser Bengali, Former Advisor to Chief Minister, Sindh.

Bringing together a collection of interdisciplinary chapters on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), this book offers a comprehensive overview of the topic from a business and management perspective. With a focus on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Volume II provides theoretical and empirical analyses of the opportunities and challenges facing businesses. With contributions covering economics, agriculture, energy, value chain, ethics, governance, and security, this collection is a useful tool for academics as well as policy-makers and practitioners in China, Pakistan, and other countries along the new Silk Road.


BRI OBOR HRM Regions Regional Business Environment China Pakistan economic corridor Asia-Pacific strategies social development CPEC

Editors and affiliations

  • Jawad Syed
    • 1
  • Yung-Hsiang Ying
    • 2
  1. 1.Suleman Dawood School of BusinessLahore University of Management SciencesLahorePakistan
  2. 2.National Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipei CityTaiwan

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