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Foreign Investment and Corporate Governance in China

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Foreign Investment in Transitional Economies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yanni Yan
      Pages 26-50
  3. Building Blocks for Corporate Governance

  4. Managing an International Strategic Alliance

  5. Implications for Research and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Yanni Yan
      Pages 233-253
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 254-283

About this book


This book reports on foreign investments in transitional economies and the corporate governance of international strategic alliances in China. It throws new light on the relationship between ownership, corporate governance, international technology transfer, organizational learning and the performance of such alliances. The book reviews the problems encountered by these international strategic alliances, provides significant empirical evidence of foreign investment decisions and profiles corporate governance and organizational learning in strategic alliances. Based on research into 1000 firms in China, it draws important conclusions for theory and practice.


China corporate governance culture foreign direct investment Foreign Investment Governance Investment management organization technology technology transfer

About the authors

YANNI YAN is Associate Professor in International Business and Management Studies at the City University of Hong Kong, having lectured at Essex University and Cambridge University in the UK. She has researched the ownership, corporate governance, organizational learning, corporate culture, international technology transfer and performance of international strategic alliances in China for more than ten years.

Bibliographic information


'Dr Yan's book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the key issues concerning the governance of the investments made by foreign companies in China. Its subject could not be more important because China is now the world's largest recipient of foreign direct investment and of major strategic significance for a large number of companies. Dr. Yan's book draws upon a decade of firsthand research and experience,. and combines this impressive knowledge base with a high level of readability.' - Professor John Child, Chair of Commerce, University of Birmingham, UK