What Is Chinese About Chinese Business?

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dc.contributor.author Pan, Chengxin en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:27:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:27:12Z
dc.date.issued 2007-06-25T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7412
dc.description.abstract There has been a commonly held belief, especially in the United States, that Chinese business is distinctively Chinese. Understanding its Chineseness in unitary, monolithic and national terms, this assumption has both underpinned a zero-sum perspective on U.S.-China relations, and fuelled the China threat argument. This paper seeks to critically examine this essentialist construction of Chinese business and its foreign policy implications. Drawing on a global production network (GPN) approach, the paper argues that as well as exhibiting its Chinese characteristics, Chinese business is increasingly characterised by its transnationalness, which calls into question the coherence and unity of the Chinese economy. In this context, the American construction of China as a singular, threatening economic entity not only fails to capture the multiple, unstable identities of Chinese business and the complexities of U.S.-China relations associated with them, but often serves to inform simplistic, counter-productive and even dangerous China policy in the age of global interdependence. en_US
dc.format.extent 42 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Copenhagen Discussion Papers;2007-20 en_US
dc.subject.other chineseness en_US
dc.subject.other chinese business en_US
dc.subject.other transnationalness en_US
dc.subject.other u.s.-china relations en_US
dc.subject.other global production networks en_US
dc.title What Is Chinese About Chinese Business? en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt07jun25 gepomo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.corporationshort Asia Research Centre en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort ARC en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Asia Research Centre
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ARC
dc.idnumber x65652613x en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2007 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Implications for U.S. Responses to China’s Rise en_US


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