Offering a fresh analysis of late imperial China, this cutting-edge book revisits the
roles played by merchant networks, economic institutions, and business practices in
the divergence between Europe and China during the trade revolution.
State Capitalism offers an illuminating guide to the debate about contemporary state capitalism: does it simply use different tools from other variants of capitalism, or is it an altogether new kind of economic regime? Barbara Krug, a leading expert in this field, sets out to define the concept of contemporary state capitalism as an economic model and presents a nuanced view of state capitalism in action. She points the way to new areas for further study and analysis.
China’s long-term economic success is driven by new firms, new sectors and new business practices. This book explores the establishment of new private firms and listed companies, the development of knowledge industries, in particular the IT and banking sectors and the co-evolution of public governance and business institutions.