© 2005

The Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry in China

Opportunities and Threats for Foreign Companies

  • Gunter Festel
  • Udo Oels
  • Andreas Kreimeyer
  • Max von Zedtwitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. The Chemical Industry in China

    1. Gunter Festel
      Pages 3-8
    2. Jörg Wuttke
      Pages 9-22
    3. Gunter Festel, Harald Pielartzik, Martin S. Vollmer
      Pages 47-52
    4. Gunter Festel, Yong Geng
      Pages 53-62
    5. Klaus Griesar
      Pages 73-88
  3. The Pharmaceutical Industry in China

    1. Michael Brueckner, Marc P. Philipp, Joachim E. A. Luithle
      Pages 91-107
    2. Angela Wang, Maximilian von Zedtwitz
      Pages 109-119
    3. Gail E. Henderson, William A. Fischer
      Pages 149-156
  4. The Experience of Successful European Companies in China

About this book


“Don’t miss out on China!” and “What are you doing about China?” Catch phrases like these are spreading among managers all over the world. Just take a brief look at the business class occupancy of flights from Europe, North America or Japan to major Chinese cities: This gives you a glimpse of how business people are attracted by steady growth rates of 6 percent to 10 percent. It also indicates how much attention is given to a market featuring 1.3 billion potential consumers and a government committed to rapidly changing the country from an agricultu- dominated developing country into one of the world’s economic powerhouses. Most of the global industrial players have had economic ties with China for decades already, but they were further strengthened after the country’s opening to the world in the early 1980s. Furthermore, China’s accession to the World Trade Or- nization is expected to catapult this already surging economy into another sphere of development.


Biotech Industry Chemical Industry China Import Novartis Pharmaceutical Industry R & D Research & Development Toolbox business chemicals development

Editors and affiliations

  • Gunter Festel
    • 1
  • Udo Oels
    • 2
  • Andreas Kreimeyer
    • 3
  • Max von Zedtwitz
    • 4
  1. 1.HuenenbergSwitzerland
  2. 2.Vorstand Bayer AGLeverkusenGermany
  3. 3.Vorstand BASF AktiengesellschaftLudwigshafenGermany
  4. 4.School of Economics & ManagementTsinghua UniversityBeijingP.R. China

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry in China
  • Book Subtitle Opportunities and Threats for Foreign Companies
  • Editors G. Festel
    A. Kreimeyer
    U. Oels
    Maximilian von Zedtwitz
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-22544-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-06140-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-26561-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 296
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Management
    Chemistry/Food Science, general
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews:

"China, with its potential market of 1.3 billion consumers, has resurrected the western world’s stagnant economic outlook. … This is an interesting book on the global chemical industry and the business practices of multinational companies." (Helmut Hügel, Chemistry in Australia, December, 2005)