'An extraordinary research accomplishment, a work of truly exceptional breadth and insight. Combining the best of management theory, economics, and firm-level empirical analysis, the study provides an unparalleled perspective upon Chinese industry and industrial policy in a period of external challenge and internal change.' - Edward S. Steinfeld, Professor of International Management, Sloan School of Management Studies, MITA major piece of research on the Chinese business world that provides detailed insights into the problems of Chinese industrial policy and WTO accession. Essential reading for anyone concerned with contemporary Chinese affairs.' - Christopher Howe, Professor of Chinese Management and Business Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, London UniversityChina and the Global Business Revolution constitutes an extraordinary research accomplishment, a work of truly exceptional breadth and insight. Combining the best of management theory, economics, and firm-level empirical analysis, the study provides an unparalleled perspective upon Chinese industry and industrial policy in a period of external challenge and internal change. Though particularly pertinent today as China prepares for entry into the World Trade Organization, China and the Global Business Revolution will be read for years to come by academics, policy makers, and business practitioners. - Edward S. Steinfeld, Mitsubishi Career Development Assistant and Professor of International Management, Sloan School of Management Studies, MIT'...all those who read this book will have a much better understanding of China's reforms than when they started. The book is a tour de force.' - Dwight Perkins, Harvard University, Former Director of the Harvard Institute of International Development'This lively and detailed assessment of China's key industrial sectors brilliantly illuminates Chinese economic prospects in a globalising world.' - John Toye, University of Oxford, Former Director of the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex'Nolan knows more about Chinese companies and their international competition than anyone else on earth, including in China. The work by Nolan and Wang has ingrained one lesson above all others: the global marketplace, into which China will enter when it accedes to the WTO, is pitiless and wholly indifferent to pride, or patriotism, or care for the social effects of change. It is indeed the coming of a typhoon.' - John Lloyd, Financial Times'...richly detailed case studies of several Chinese industries...an essential holding for all academic and professional libraries.' - Choice
About the Author
PETER NOLAN is Sinyi Professor at the Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge. He is the Director of the China Big Business Programme. This programme is built around in-depth case studies benchmarking large Chinese corporations against their global counterparts. Senior managers of leading global corporations and their Chinese counterparts, as well as senior government officials meet regularly using these case studies as the basis for the exchange of ideas on the development strategies of their respective businesses.