The Rightsizing Strategies of Chinese SMEs During the Global Economic Downturn: Exploring the Influence of Family Ownership
Lad, Amit (2009) The Rightsizing Strategies of Chinese SMEs During the Global Economic Downturn: Exploring the Influence of Family Ownership. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
Over the last two decades China has risen to become one the biggest economic powers in the world. A large proportion of the growth experienced in this region has been attributed to a strong manufacturing sector and a high volume of exports, in particular, to the west. However, over the past one and a half years the world has experienced one of the worst economic downturns ever seen and export led economies such as China have felt the repercussions of this slump. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been most affected and many have failed to survive. As a result SMEs have had to adopt effective rightsizing strategies in order to promote their survival through the harsh business environment.
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