Why the Middle Kingdom?

  • Bruce W. Mitchell

Abstract

A Chinese proverb goes something like this: “To guess is cheap, to guess wrong is expensive.” It seems appropriate to begin this text with a discussion of the potential benefits of establishing manufacturing operations in China along with the associated risks. It has been written to assist companies in their decision-making process and is based on the facts, thereby eliminating the need to guess and avoiding the high costs of incorrect guesses.

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Notes

  1. 1.
    Pete Engardio and Dexter Roberts with Brian Bremner, “The China Price,” Business Week, 6 December 2004, 1.Google Scholar
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    Grant Thornton, “Is China in your Future?” Grant Thornton LLP Analysis of China Operations October 2009, 2.Google Scholar
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    Messe Munchen International. “How China, India, and Eastern Europe Are Changing the Global Electronics Market.” Electronica Trade Show, November 11–14, 2008, Munich, 3–4.Google Scholar
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    Rosemary Coates. 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China. [place of publication?]:Super Star Press, 2009, p. 6.Google Scholar
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    Ming Zeng and Peter J. Williamson. “The Hidden Dragons,” Harvard Business Review (October 2003): 1.Google Scholar

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