How can China benefit from its outward foreign direct investment activities?
China has firmly implemented its “going out” strategy for more than 10 years. In this time Chinese enterprises’ outward FDI activities have boomed. However, behind this rosy picture, there are still lingering doubts as to whether China can continue to thrive on the international stage. What are the motives behind Chinese enterprises’ outward FDI activities? And in what way can Chinese transnational companies benefit under international vertical specialization? China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment: Theories and Strategies attempts to answer these questions by:
Building theoretical models to explain how China benefits from the spillover effect and upgrades in global value chains (GVCs)
Explaining Chinese enterprises’ outward FDI motives supported by examples from China’s manufacturing, auto and IT industries
China has significant influence on international trade and global economic patterns. Having a clear perspective on China’s outward FDI strategies and motivations is vital for policymakers, economists as well as those doing business in China. China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment: Theories and Strategies offers a thorough and timely look at China’s outward FDI and the pace of the country’s continued growth.
“This is a timely book in light of the fact that the annual value of China’s outward foreign direct investment (OFDI), which for all practical purposes had begun only in the early 2000s, is now just about matching the value of the inflow of FDI into China.”
--Paul Marer, Ph.D., Professor of International Business, Central European University Business School
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Theoretical Review of the GVC and Technology Acquisition through Outward FDI
Chapter 3 China’s Status in the GVC: Evidence from the Manufacturing Industry
Chapter 4 The Development and Characteristics of China’s Outward FDI Activities
Chapter 5 The Application of General Equilibrium Analysis in China’s Outward FDI and Upgrading in the GVC
Chapter 6 Mechanisms for China’s Upgrading in the GVC through Outward FDI
Chapter 7 Statistical and Empirical Analyses of China’s Technology-Sourcing Outward FDI and Its Entry Modes
Chapter 8 Statistical and Empirical Analyses of the Reverse Technology Spillover Effect of Outward FDI on China
Chapter 9 China’s Outward FDI and Upgrading in the GVC: Evidence from the Automotive and IT Industries
About the Author
Zhang Hong is a Professor at the School of Economics of Shandong University and a member of the council of the China Association of International Trade. Her academic works also include: Transnational Companies Outward FDI and the Market Structure of Host Countries (2006), Empirical Analysis of the Influencing Factors of the Sino-Korea Intra-industry Trade (2006), and other works.