The Motivation and Performance of FDI in China: A Cross-cultural Comparison

Xiaohe Zhang, Wan Sing Hung, Jane Moy

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in mainland China increased dramatically in the 1980s and early 1990s. However, a trend of increasing of the investment from overseas ethnic Chinese and declining of the relative importance of investment from western countries has been found, especially after the June 4 incident in 1989. This paper attempts to compare the nature and characteristics of FDI in China in different source countries, by using a survey of 106 foreign funded enterprises (FFEs) in China, and to shed lights on the conventional theories of the FDI.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChina and The Asian Pacific Economy
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Part of Proceedings of the International Conference on China and the Asia Pacific Economy held 14-16 July 1996 at The University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
EditorsJoseph C.H. Chai, Y.Y. Kueh, Clement A. Tisdell
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherThe University of Queensland
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameEconomics Conference Monograph
ISSN (Print)1327-9394


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