Foreign Investment and Socio-economic Development in China: The Case of Dongguan

Yeung, G (2001) Foreign Investment and Socio-economic Development in China: The Case of Dongguan. Studies on the Chinese economy (Palgrave (Firm)) . Palgrave, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780333778258

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Abstract

Different from the existing literature who focusing on macro-geographical scale (regional or national level), this book investigates the causes and socio-economic effects of foreign direct investment in the Dongguan municipality of southern China during the 1990s. As the first comprehensive research based on primary quantitative and qualitative data undertaken in Dongguan, it is illustrated that the inflow of foreign capital have its ‘desirable’ and ‘undesirable’ socio-economic effects. In addition to being the first comprehensive research based on primary quantitative and qualitative data undertaken in Dongguan, the book proposes a ‘dynamic symbiosis’ paradigm of foreign direct investment to investigate interaction between the political and socio-economic spheres and their mutual dependence on and relationship with different players in the host country. By applying the paradigm to Dongguan, the political and socio-economic impetus to foreign investment and the resultant effects are illustrated together with the interaction between and the influence of the various players.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Depositing User: Godfrey Yeung
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2006
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:49
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/119
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