© 2016

Corporate China 2.0

The Great Shakeup


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Qiao Liu
    Pages 25-53
  3. Qiao Liu
    Pages 79-101
  4. Qiao Liu
    Pages 103-130
  5. Qiao Liu
    Pages 131-153
  6. Qiao Liu
    Pages 155-183
  7. Qiao Liu
    Pages 185-210
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 223-243

About this book


This book argues that that the rise of great firms — those with sustainable high return on invested capital (ROIC) — will lay the foundation for China’s successful economic transformation.  Drawn from the author’s research on corporate finance and the Chinese economy, the author maintains that being big could be easy but means little for corporate China, especially in the context of China’s transition from an investment-led economy to an efficiency-driven one. The work discusses both internal and external impediments that lead to lack of great companies in China and suggests institutional conditions which foster the rise of great companies in China, including, reversing the government’s obsession with GDP, reforming the financial system, and promoting entrepreneurship. Policy makers, investors, corporate executives, and MBA students and scholars will appreciate case studies of Huawei, Alibaba, Xiaomi, and Lenovo, among others, that illustrate the endeavors made by Chinese entrepreneurs at the grassroots level and highlight what makes successful companies in China.


Corporate China Chinese Economy Return on Invested Capital Corporate Strategies the Chinese Institutions Finance in China

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Guanghua School of ManagementPeking UniversityBeijingChina

About the authors

Qiao Liu is Professor of Finance and Associate Dean for the EMBA program in the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, China. Formerly, he was a corporate finance expert at McKinsey. He has published numerous articles at leading academic journals including Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, Journal of Accounting Research, and Economic Journal. He is co-author of the book Finance in Asia: Institutions, Regulation and Policy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Corporate China 2.0
  • Book Subtitle The Great Shakeup
  • Authors Qiao Liu
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-60371-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-137-60372-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-55089-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXII, 243
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Asian Economics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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