Entities and Structures in the Embedding Process

A Sociological Analysis of Changes in the Government-enterprise Relations

  • Qingong Wei
  • Hanlin Li

Part of the Social Development Experiences in China book series (SODEEXCH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Qingong Wei, Hanlin Li
    Pages 37-113
  3. Qingong Wei, Hanlin Li
    Pages 115-169
  4. Qingong Wei, Hanlin Li
    Pages 171-215
  5. Qingong Wei, Hanlin Li
    Pages 217-270
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 271-273

About this book


This book provides a rare integrative interpretation of government-enterprise relations in China, offering readers a comprehensive understanding of the topic. Focusing on the government and its principal goals, it describes the transition of government-enterprise relations and highlights the embedding of the entities of government and enterprises in specific political, economic and social environments. Further, it analyzes how the government’s institutional arrangement regulates the behavior of various types of enterprises with different structures, and the logic mechanisms such institutional arrangements use to change and shape government-enterprise relations. Based on these issues and logic mechanisms, the book points out the complexity of government-enterprise relations and the diversity of their transition path, thus reflecting some typical features in the overall reform of China and discussing specific factors related to China’s social development experience.


Transition of social organization Social analysis Government-enterprise relation National marketism State-owned enterprises Rural collective enterprises Private enterprises Change of government functions Social development Government’s system arrangement

Authors and affiliations

  • Qingong Wei
    • 1
  • Hanlin Li
    • 2
  1. 1.Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Chinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

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