Big Business in China

Big Business in China

Author: Sherman Cochran

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674072626

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

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This is the first major study in Chinese business history based largely on business's own records. It focuses on the battle for the cigarette market in early twentieth-century China between the British-American Tobacco Company, based in New York and London, and its leading Chinese rival, Nanyang Brothers Tobacco Company, whose headquarters were in Hong Kong and Shanghai. From its founding in 1902, the British-American Tobacco Company maintained a lucrative monopoly of the market until 1915, when Nanyang entered China and extended tis operations into the country's major markets despite the use of aggressive tactics against it. Both companies grew rapidly during the 1920s, and competition between them reached its peak, but by 1930 Nanyang weakened, bringing an end to serious commercial rivalry. Though less competitive, both companies continued to trade in China until their Sino-foreign rivalry ended altogether with the founding of the People's Republic in 1949. Debate over international commercial rivalries has often been conducted broadly in terms of imperialist exploitation and economic nationalism. This study shows the usefulness and limitations of these terms for historical purposes and contributes to the separate but related debate over the significance of entrepreneurial innovation in Chinese economic history. By analyzing the foreign Chinese companies' business practices and by describing their involvement in diplomatic incidents, boycotts, strikes, student protests, relations with peasant tobacco growers, dealings with the Kuomintang and Chinese Communist Party, and a host of other activities, the author brings to light the roles that big businesses played not only in China's economy but also in its politics, society, and foreign affairs.
Big Business in China
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: Sherman Cochran
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1980 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

This is the first major study in Chinese business history based largely on business's own records. It focuses on the battle for the cigarette market in early twentieth-century China between the British-American Tobacco Company, based in New York and London, and its leading Chinese rival, Nanyang Brothers Tobacco Company, whose
The Chinese Tao of Business
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: George T. Haley, Usha C. V. Haley, ChinHwee Tan
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-27 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

How can managers discover, develop and implement successful business strategies for China and our global economy? Drawing on in-depth research with top executives of successful Chinese and Western companies, this book provides a road map for profitable business strategies in our interconnected economy. In the process, the authors describe and
Risky Business in China
Language: en
Pages: 237
Authors: J. Gordon
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-29 - Publisher: Springer

Risk is a major reason that companies fail in, or fail to enter, China. Packed with case studies, this unique book demonstrates how correctly applied due diligence can not only reduce business risk in China, but also provide excellent business intelligence to support negotiations and business relationships.
International Business in China
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Lane Kelley, Nelson Lane Kelley, Oded Shenkar
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Psychology Press

The West has long been ignorant of cultural and political processes in China. Today, a growing number of Westerners are becoming aware of China's real and giant potential as a player in the international business arena. As business becomes increasingly international, it is vital to understand the concrete nature of
Government Intervention in the Reorganisation of Listed Companies in China
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Huimiao Zhao
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Discusses the nature, extent and appropriateness of government intervention in the bankruptcy of listed companies in China.