Emerging Asian Economies and MNCs Strategies

Emerging Asian Economies and MNCs Strategies

New Horizons in International Business series

Edited by Robert Taylor and Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan

Analysing the role of multinational investors in emerging Asian economies and the implications for regional economic integration, this astute study examines the increasing role being played by Asian countries in the global economy. Encompassing a large number of diverse manufacturing and service sectors, this book highlights the cultural and strategic challenges faced by multinational investors in the region in which they invest. It shows that despite high rates of economic growth in Asian countries presenting multinational traders and investors with unparalleled market opportunities, there have been only tentative moves towards regional economic integration. Areas such as trade facilitation, uniform customs clearance, removal of non-tariff barriers and labour deployment issues are yet to be adequately addressed.

Chapter 8: Expatriation policies of Chinese emerging MNCs

Feng Wei and Jacques Jaussaud

Subjects: asian studies, asian business, business and management, asia business, international business


Emerging Chinese MNCs have rapidly expanded their network of subsidiaries both in the developed and in developing countries over the last two decades. As has been widely documented, expatriation is a crucial issue in such a process. However, the available academic literature has focused mainly on MNCs from industrialized countries, i.e. western and Japanese MNCs. Are there specificities in expatriation by Chinese emerging MNCs? Specificities may be expected due to the lack of experience of these MNCs, and due to particular conditions at home – including working and living conditions and the fact that most emerging Chinese MNCs are state owned, for instance. In order to answer such a question, this study is based on a qualitative investigation of 18 cases of carefully selected Chinese MNCs. Key words: emerging Chinese MNCs, expatriation policies, cross-cultural management.

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