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China's Township and Village Enterprises and their Evolving Business Alliances and Organizational Change

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The economic literature suggests that the success of China's WEs has arisen due to special circumstances. This paper argues, to the contrary, that they are likely to remain a significant feature of the Chinese economy, albeit in new organisational and ownership forms, for some time. Their evolving strategic business alliances, including that with science based research institutions, it is argued, will make this possible.

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  • Harvie, C., 1999. "China's Township and Village Enterprises and their Evolving Business Alliances and Organizational Change," Economics Working Papers wp99-6, School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
  • Handle: RePEc:uow:depec1:wp99-6
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    Keywords

    OWNERSHIP ; BUSINESS ORGANIZATION ; ECONOMIC GROWTH;

    JEL classification:

    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General

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