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Business, Government and Economic Institutions in China

  • Xiaoke Zhang
  • Tianbiao Zhu
  • Uses a typological framework that focuses on how authoritative governance and market coordination interact to generate different forms and patterns of state–business relations

  • One of a limited number of empirical studies on the impact of changing interactions between state and business actors on the emergence of new market institutions

  • Brings together world experts in the fields of Asian business and government in one edited collection


Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

  3. Changes and Variations in Business–Government Relations

  4. Institutional Consequences of Changing Business–Government Relations

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 345-359

About this book


This book brings together conceptual and empirical analyses of the causes and consequences of changing business–government relations in China since the 1990s, against the backdrop of the country’s increased integration with the global political economy. More specifically, it provides an interdisciplinary account of how the dominant patterns of interactions between state actors, firms and business organizations have changed across regions and industries, and how the changing varieties of these patterns have interacted with the evolution of key market institutions in China. The contributors to this edited volume posit that business–government relations comprise a key linchpin that defines the Chinese political economy and calibrates the character of its constitutive institutional arrangements. 


International Political Economy China Business–State relations Chinese political economy Chinese business 'institutions' Socio-economic activity Cross-regional analyses Cross-sectoral analyses Chongqing Hunan Shanxi Zhejiang The open door policy Multinational Corporations

Editors and affiliations

  • Xiaoke Zhang
    • 1
  • Tianbiao Zhu
    • 2
  1. 1.Alliance Manchester Business SchoolUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social SciencesZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

About the editors

Xiaoke Zhang is Professor at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK. His major research interests are in political economy and comparative management, with a regional focus on East Asia.

Tianbiao Zhu is Professor and Executive Dean at the Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences at Zhejiang University, China. His research centers around the disciplines of International and Comparative Politics, International and Comparative Political Economy, and the Political Economy of Development.

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