Globalization has profound effects on national economies even as distinct national ‘models’ of capitalism remain. International and Comparative Business accessibly tracks the historical and socio-political contexts of the world's major countries on a chapter-by-chapter basis to the present day. The book provides a comprehensive, critical, yet concise introduction to each of the economies’ key features, including macro overviews as well as organizational and workplace-level analysis. Each chapter features learning objectives, in-depth interpretation and critique of key literature, and annotated further reading to allow readers to rigorously navigate their way through the wealth of material available for each country. This text is essential reading for students and researchers in the areas of international business and cross-cultural management, comparative political economy, and history.

China: Multiple Models Amid Growth and Change

China: Multiple Models Amid Growth and Change

China: Multiple models amid growth and change

Chapter Objectives

  • To provide an historical overview of the economic and technological achievements of Chinese civilization before its puzzling stagnation and slowdown
  • To show how China endured terrible hardship following partial colonization in the 19th century, which seriously retarded its prospects for economic growth
  • To explore the emergence of the Maoist state-driven heavy industrialization strategy, and to note its successes, its failures, and its divergence from the Soviet model upon which it was based
  • To describe the social organization of Chinese industry, especially the role that state-owned enterprises played in the construction of Chinese socialist society based on guaranteed lifetime employment for urban workers
  • The deviation of the model, however, from the USSR was most important ...
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