China's Emergent Political Economy

China's Emergent Political Economy

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This edited volume represents the first collaborative effort to explicitly view Chinaa€™s rapid international ascent as associated with the same process that catapulted Great Britain, the United States, Germany, and Japan to international prominence a€“ the emergence of a capitalist political economy. Each chapter therefore applies the capitalist lens to analyze aspects of Chinaa€™s monumental social, economic, and political transition. Topics addressed range from examinations of Chinaa€™s industrial capitalism and its new multinational corporations to studies of Chinaa€™s changing polity, state-media relations, and foreign policy. With contributors writing from highly varied backgrounds each chapter approaches the subject from a slightly different perspective, but the underlying findings show considerable common ground. China is developing a unique form of capitalism by combining elements rooted in Chinese history, such as the prevalence of networked forms of capital and the continued dominance of the state, with the growing influence of global capital, including the rapid adaptation of recent organizational and technological innovations. Concluding chapters draw out what capitalism in the dragona€™s lair implies for our 21st century world, cautioning that Chinaa€™s rise is likely to challenge the present world order along both political and economic dimensions.It has market shares in some segments of the Chinese market, like premium refrigerators, exceeding 40 percent. ... It ended up with a license from Germanya#39;s Liebherr. ... in China, creating a formidable set of capabilities across quality control, innovation, service, brand building, and continuous organizational change.

Title:China's Emergent Political Economy
Author:Christopher A. McNally
Publisher:Routledge - 2007-09-12


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