The State as an “Expropriating” Concentrated Owner in China

  • Mariko Watanabe
Part of the IDE-JETRO book series (IDE)


Under the gradualist transition process in Asian post-planned economies, the state sector still retains its control over economic activity. It may be the case that this helped to prevent a collapse of institutions which has facilitated a secure economic transition to date. However, whether this state-owned market economy will be sustainable in the future is another question. These economies, particularly in China which has the longest history of transition and has not yet completed its reforms, are encountering another problem: when and how will the state withdraw from economic life? So far, whether the state should exit or not has not been seriously addressed in the context of evaluating the gradual/shock transition process. It is this question that we will consider here.


Corporate Governance Ordinary Little Square Total Asset Balance Sheet Trade Credit 
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  • Mariko Watanabe

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