Governing Corporate Tax Management

The Role of State Ownership, Institutions and Markets in China

  • Chen Zhang
  • Rajah Rasiah
  • Kee Cheok Cheong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Chen Zhang, Rajah Rasiah, Kee Cheok Cheong
    Pages 1-18
  3. Chen Zhang, Rajah Rasiah, Kee Cheok Cheong
    Pages 19-44
  4. Chen Zhang, Rajah Rasiah, Kee Cheok Cheong
    Pages 45-67
  5. Chen Zhang, Rajah Rasiah, Kee Cheok Cheong
    Pages 69-107
  6. Chen Zhang, Rajah Rasiah, Kee Cheok Cheong
    Pages 109-140
  7. Chen Zhang, Rajah Rasiah, Kee Cheok Cheong
    Pages 141-151
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 153-186

About this book


This excellent study of how alternative tax strategies work in China is an important contribution both to our understanding of corporate tax management in China and in other countries at a similar level of development.
—Professor Dwight H. Perkins, Harvard University, USA

 This book presents a rigorous and in-depth study on the important topic of corporate tax management in the context of China, which makes it a highly valuable reading for policy makers, business leaders, and anyone who is interested in the performance of enterprises in China.

—Professor Xiaolan Fu, Oxford University, United Kingdom

This book focuses on corporate sector development in the context of transition economies, such as China. In doing so, the book uses quantitative methods to test several hypotheses that are salient to the Chinese economic situation.

Topics covered in the book include the relationship between tax management and firm performance, the extent to which a short-term focus on tax management can lead to long-term vulnerabilities, the impact of government ownership on tax management impact, and the link between the co-evolution of marketization and corruption, and institutional change and tax management.

With that the book offers rich empirical evidence to examine tax management, firm performance and corruption in a broad context, while permitting comparison between the Chinese experience and the market economies.

 Chen Zhang obtained her doctorate from the Institute of Graduate Studies, University of Malaya in 2017. She is currently Assistant Professor at Qingdao University, China.

Rajah Rasiah obtained his doctorate in Economics from Cambridge University in 1992. He is the 2014 recipient of the Celso Furtado Prize from the World Academy of Sciences for advancing the frontiers of Social Science (Economics). He is currently Distinguished Professor of Economics at University of Malaya, Malaysia.

 Kee Cheok Cheong obtained his doctorate in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1972. He is currently Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of China Studies, and Senior Advisor, Asia Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Malaysia. 



Corporate Tax Management in China China's Transition Economy Chinese State Ownership Corporate Governance in China Market Reforms in China Chinese Tradable Shares Corporate Tax Agency Problems in China Chinese Institutions and Corporate Tax

Authors and affiliations

  • Chen Zhang
    • 1
  • Rajah Rasiah
    • 2
  • Kee Cheok Cheong
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Belt and Road, Business SchoolQingdao UniversityQingdaoChina
  2. 2.Asia-Europe InstituteUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.Institute of China StudiesUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-9828-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-9829-2
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