Research Handbook on the Globalization of Chinese Firms
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Research Handbook on the Globalization of Chinese Firms

Edited by Craig C. Julian, Zafar U. Ahmed and Junqian Xu

This comprehensive research Handbook encompasses an expansive range of perspectives on the globalization process of Chinese firms. Eminent global scholars provide contributions on a variety of topics, including: • industrial innovation; • technological innovation and learning; • the performance of Chinese international joint ventures,; • the global consumer; • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) including barriers to FDI and FDI in China’s hinterland areas; • the globalization of Chinese business practices in Africa; • the Human Resource Management Transfer Process; • Corporate Information Disclosure in China’s Stock Market; and • the home employment effect.
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Chapter 3: China's foreign direct investment across the US

Chen Cheng and Xiaohong He


China's economic rise during the past three decades has not only caught the attention of the world but has also remarkably reshuffled global economic competition. China has shifted from being an FDI host nation to an FDI home nation investing all around the world. The United States is finding itself increasingly on the receiving end of foreign direct investment from China (Rosen and Hanemann, 2011). Not until very recently has there been research on US foreign direct investment (FDI) in China (Branstetter and Foley, 2010; Du et al., 2008) and fewer studies about China's FDI in the US. This chapter attempts to fill this gap in the literature and offers some preliminary findings on this topic. Based on the conceptualization of outward FDI originating from developing countries (He, 2012), this chapter offers some additional empirical insights as to what, how, who, where, and why China invests in the US; what controversies are associated with these investments; and the impact on the US economy of outward FDI from China.

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