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Government policy and competitive advantages of foreign-financed firms in the Guangdong province of southern China

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posted on 2023-06-07, 04:43 authored by Godfrey Yeung, V Mok
This paper investigates the impact of various Chinese government policies on the competitive advantages of foreign-financed manufacturing firms in Guangdong province of southern China. The objectives of various government sector-specific policies are to lubricate the factor markets in labour, capital and products and to facilitate the operation of foreign-financed firms. However, the actual effects are often quite different: the ambiguity, complexity and inflexibility of policies impose higher transaction costs on foreign-financed firms. These disadvantages offset some economic benefits gained under the central government's preferential foreign direct investment policy and thus damages the competitive advantages of foreign-financed firms based in Guangdong. Worse still, the lack of co-ordination among various bureaux further hampers arbitration between government bureaux and foreign investors.

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Publication status

  • Published

Journal

Asian Business and Management

ISSN

1472-4782

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Issue

2

Volume

1

Page range

227-247

Department affiliated with

  • Geography Publications

Full text available

  • Yes

Peer reviewed?

  • Yes

Legacy Posted Date

2006-09-19

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