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Reforming China’s State-Owned Enterprises And Banks

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Reforming China’s State-Owned Enterprises And Banks

Becky Chiu , Mervyn K. Lewis

Becky Chiu, China Environment Technology (HK) Ltd, Hong Kong and Mervyn K. Lewis, Adjunct Professor, University of South Australia Business School, and Fellow, The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

2006 456 pp Hardback 978 1 84376 758 9
ebook isbn 978 1 84542 988 1

Hardback £112.00 on-line price £100.80


Series: New Horizons in Money and Finance series

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‘This book is informative and readable. It will be of interest to anyone wanting to learn about the development of the Chinese economy in general and the reforms of state-owned enterprises in particular. The data and in-depth discussion presented in the book will appeal to academics as well as policymakers.’
– Yin-Fang Zhang, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy


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This book’s starting point is that after two decades of experiments, during which other transition economies have effectively privatised all of their former state enterprises, China is still endeavouring to find a way to reinvent and re-engineer its own state-owned economic establishments.

The authors explore these reforms along with the problems of China’s state-owned banks, which have long been troubled by the adverse loans of Chinese enterprises and face foreign competition in 2007 under China’s WTO commitments. Drawing on wide-ranging case studies of enterprise reform, Becky Chiu and Mervyn Lewis combine their extensive experience to give an authoritative account of China’s enterprise and bank reform agenda, involving property rights, improved corporate governance and stimulating enterprise.

This book will be of great interest to business economists, academic economists and those following the development of the Chinese economy.

Full table of contents

Contents: Foreword 1. The Nature of the Problem 2. The Background to China’s Economic Reforms 3. The Changing Role of SOEs 4. Property Rights Reform 5. Corporate Governance Reforms 6. Financial Sector Reforms 7. Solving the SOE Debt Problem 8. Early Case Studies of SOEs 9. Recent Case Studies 10. Reviewing the Evidence 11. Fostering Entrepreneurship 12. Conclusions References Index

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