Variety of Development

Chinese Automakers in Market Reform and Globalization

  • Qiushi Feng

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Qiushi Feng
    Pages 1-43
  3. Qiushi Feng
    Pages 79-113
  4. Qiushi Feng
    Pages 115-151
  5. Qiushi Feng
    Pages 153-184
  6. Qiushi Feng
    Pages 185-203
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 205-225

About this book


This book examines China, the world's largest auto market since 2008 and the story of how Chinese auto-makers developed is the story of the Chinese economy in microcosm. It focuses on China's systemically important automobile sector, this book reveals how local institutions have moderated structural changes at national and global levels, and consequently generated significant organizational diversity in the production sphere.
This book begins with the intriguing observation that individual Chinese car makers have been evolving in different directions despite a shared context; what factors led to these diverse choices and positioning? It is the central aim of this book to explain the variety of institutional forms used by Chinese car manufacturers in navigating the market transition and answering the challenges posed by globalization.  


State Owned Enterprises Economic Sociology Chinese Industry Northeast China Manufacturing China and Globalization

Authors and affiliations

  • Qiushi Feng
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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