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The economic background in China

Abstract:

The various institutions that surround organizations – the organizational environment in which firms are embedded – shape the actions of firms in a number of subtle but substantive ways. Given the influence of the environmental context on firm behaviour, any choice of strategy or corporate governance that a firm makes is inevitably affected by the constraints of its institutional environment. This is particularly important in transition economies, where firms are more susceptible to strong State-related institutional influences.This chapter shows how the environment of China’s economy evolves. In this section we discuss economic reform in China, the four stages or periods of development in the Chinese ...

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