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TitleExplaining Railway Reform In China: A Train Of Property Rights Re-arrangements
Authors
Issue Date2016
PublisherRoutledge
Citation
Tjia, YNL. Explaining Railway Reform In China: A Train Of Property Rights Re-arrangements. London: Routledge. 2016 How to Cite?
AbstractHaving been state-owned for decades, the railway reform in China confused many people, particularly in terms of its ownership and property rights arrangements. Western literature always prescribes that the best model for railway reform is privatization. China’s leadership has also enunciated the state’s determination to re-arrange property rights and rejuvenate corporate governance. But is China’s railway reform really a story of convergence and will the Chinese government follow the western model of railway reform? Addressing these questions, this book provides a positive explanation of the reform in China’s railway sector between 1978 and the dissolution of the Ministry of Railways. It bridges the socialist reform and transport policy literature, and studies the empirical changes of the property rights arrangements in China’s railway system. Refuting the convergence theory, it concludes that the cyclical reform policies of decentralization and re-centralization were actually an exploratory and interactive mechanism of 'assets discovery' and 'assets recovery'. This in-depth study is based on 21 face-to-face interviews with railway cadres as well as field trips to collect first-hand information in Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Wuhan. As one of the only empirical studies on the reform of the railway sector in China, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of China studies, Transport studies and Political Economy.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/212423
ISBN
Series/Report no.Routledge contemporary China series ; 131

 

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dc.contributor.authorTjia, YNL-
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-21T02:35:26Z-
dc.date.available2015-07-21T02:35:26Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationTjia, YNL. Explaining Railway Reform In China: A Train Of Property Rights Re-arrangements. London: Routledge. 2016-
dc.identifier.isbn9780415633055-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/212423-
dc.description.abstractHaving been state-owned for decades, the railway reform in China confused many people, particularly in terms of its ownership and property rights arrangements. Western literature always prescribes that the best model for railway reform is privatization. China’s leadership has also enunciated the state’s determination to re-arrange property rights and rejuvenate corporate governance. But is China’s railway reform really a story of convergence and will the Chinese government follow the western model of railway reform? Addressing these questions, this book provides a positive explanation of the reform in China’s railway sector between 1978 and the dissolution of the Ministry of Railways. It bridges the socialist reform and transport policy literature, and studies the empirical changes of the property rights arrangements in China’s railway system. Refuting the convergence theory, it concludes that the cyclical reform policies of decentralization and re-centralization were actually an exploratory and interactive mechanism of 'assets discovery' and 'assets recovery'. This in-depth study is based on 21 face-to-face interviews with railway cadres as well as field trips to collect first-hand information in Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Wuhan. As one of the only empirical studies on the reform of the railway sector in China, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of China studies, Transport studies and Political Economy.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge contemporary China series ; 131-
dc.titleExplaining Railway Reform In China: A Train Of Property Rights Re-arrangements-
dc.typeBook-
dc.identifier.emailTjia, YNL: yntjia@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.hkuros245179-
dc.identifier.spage1-
dc.identifier.epage235-
dc.publisher.placeLondon-

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