International Businesses entry modes in China

Cai, Zhanyuan (2006) International Businesses entry modes in China. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Today economic globalization is more and more deepening and to develop the domestic economy through utilization of foreign capitals is becoming every countrys common consensus. Foreign investment becomes an essential part for the healthy growth of the host countrys economy, but the attitudes and the policies taken by the host countries especially the developing countries are varying. Therefore it is important to learn and know the attitudes and policies of the host countries for foreign firms before making investment. In addition, the countrys culture and market environment greatly affect different types of entry modes. This dissertation explored the characters of different types of entry modes and seeking through various aspects that affect the decision making on choosing the right form of entry mode in China. Now China becomes the largest country in attracting foreign capitals among developing countries. A comprehensive examination and adjustment of Chinas strategies in utilization of foreign capitals has been an important topic that can not be ignored.

The dissertation has been divided mainly into seven parts: the first part is the Introduction. The introduction for the topic and the definition of the basic concepts are given. The second part is the Types of entry modes. In this part, four different types of entry modes: Exporting, licensing, franchising, and FDI- Joint Venture are introduced and described in details. The third part is the Chinese Culture. The aim for this part is to point out how it affects the choice of entry mode in China and what are the advantages and disadvantages of Chinese culture relating to different types of entry modes. The fourth part is the Chinese regulations and policies against foreign firms (for different types of entry modes). A case study of KFC is offered in the fifth part to confirm and proof the concept of the dissertation. The sixth part is an interview of a foreign company (Lvbang) in China. And the last part is the conclusion.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: entry modes
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 08:34

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