The management of foreign direct investment in China
Emeritus Professor Redding, Stanley Gordon (Principal investigator)
Professor Child (Co-principal investigator)
HKU Project Code
UK/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme
To understand whether the rapidly increasing amount of FDI going to China is being effectively applied through the acquisitions and joint ventures which have been established; to fill the gap in our present knowledge of the ways in which foreign acquisitions and joint ventures are bieng managed in China; to provide a systematic insight into the experience of transferring Western management know-how to the Chinese context; to examine whether this expereience, and attendant difficulties, have varied according to the host country, matching of partners, and choice of sector; to provide the initial input for a database on the management of international business ventures in China which will be updated over future years and progressively extended to Brazil, Eastern Europe and other countries which are opening their economies. Such a data-base is crucial for the development of new theories to understand this important phenomenon.